slurry

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n slurry a suspension of insoluble particles (as plaster of Paris or lime or clay etc.) usually in water
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • slurry To dirty; smear.
    • n slurry A semi-fluid mixture of various earths, clays, or pulverized minerals with water: a term used with a variety of meanings in the arts; specifically, a semi-fluid mixture of some refractory material, as ganister, with water: used for repairs about the bottom and twyerholes of the Bessemer converter A slurry of calcined magnesian limestone, mixed with more or less pitch, is sometimes run into molds, which material is then consolidated and the pitch removed by gradual heating to a high temperature—the object being to obtain a brick which can be heated and cooled repeatedly without crumbling.
    • n slurry A product of the silver-smelting process as carried on in England and Wales, consisting of a mixture of the sulphurets and arseniurets of copper, lead, and silver, and sometimes containing nickel, cobalt, and other metals.
    • n slurry In the manufacture of Portland cement, the mixture of silicious and calcareous ingredients in due proportion, brought to the consistence of a fluid mud by the addition of a sufficient amount of water, so as to insure intimate and uniform admixture before drying and burning the solid material.
    • n slurry In ceramics, inequalities in the interior of a pottery vessel which are smoothed by the rib or profile held in the left hand of the workman as the wheel revolves, while a damp sponge, held in the right hand, smooths the exterior.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Slurry slur′i any one of several semi-fluid mixtures, esp. of ganister, used to make repairs in converter-linings.
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Usage

In literature:

Fresh slurry is run on to the drying floors, and the kiln is started.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 6" by Various
Once you couldn't keep down high-calorie slurry, you just starved to death.
"Makers" by Cory Doctorow
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In news:

This winning five-song EP presents Knoxville's best-dressed indie-pop quartet as understated cool kids, with catchy tunes backing up Kym Hawkins' sly, slurry purr.
Green agenda targets slurry bombers.
Slurry seal project to begins Monday in Claremont.
A slurry seal project on residential streets in the northern section of the city will begin on Monday, October 29.
Icy slurry key to freshness.
Coal slurry spills to cost company $7 million.
Red slurry 's toxic dark side.
What's So Great About Red Slurry .
How to Properly Handle Concrete Slurry .
Judges OK coal slurry pollution settlement.
Towns with bad water sue over slurry .
Control valves for slurry service.
Valve innovations aid nuclear slurry pretreatment.
The International Slurry Surfacing Association's 26th annual Slurry Systems Workshop takes place in Las Vegas at the Texas Station Hotel from Jan 22 – 25, 2013.
Specify the Right Slurry Seal.
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In science:

Lopes et al. (2007) examined the rheological properties of a cryovolcanic flow on Titan with Synthetic Aperture Radar imaging and found a slurry composition most consistent with an ammonia-water-methanol mixture (recall that methanol is another ice found to codesorb with water in lab experiments).
Ice Lines, Planetesimal Composition and Solid Surface Density in the Solar Nebula
Herndon has described the substructure of the Earth‟s inner core (radius 1250 km) as having at its center the georeactor, an actinide sub-core (radius 4 km) surrounded by a fluid or slurry subshell (radius 6 km) composed of fission products and products of radioactive decay , shown for example in Figure 4.
Nature of Planetary Matter and Magnetic Field Generation in the Solar System
We accurately determine the granular-layer dilatancy, which dependance on the grain size and slider velocity can be qualitatively accounted by considering the rheological behaviour of the whole slurry.
Friction and dilatancy in immersed granular matter
The friction coefficient µ remains constant over a large range of Re values because the dilatancy of the layer is a free parameter that adapts as the slurry is sheared at different velocities.
Friction and dilatancy in immersed granular matter
As an extension of this work, we are currently focusing on the fluctuations of the frictional force in the steady-state regime (inset, Fig. 3), from which we hope to recover a signature of the components of the slurry.
Friction and dilatancy in immersed granular matter
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