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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Slag  \Slag\,  n.  (Metal.) 
  A  product  of  smelting,  containing,  mostly  as  silicates,  the 
  substances  not  sought  to  be  produced  as  matte  or  metal,  and 
  having  a  lower  specific  gravity  than  the  latter;  --  called 
  also  esp.  in  iron  smelting,  {cinder}.  The  slag  of  iron  blast 
  furnaces  is  essentially  silicate  of  calcium,  magnesium,  and 
  aluminium;  that  of  lead  and  copper  smelting  furnaces  contains 
  iron. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cinder  \Cin"der\  (s[i^]n"d[~e]r),  n.  [AS.  sinder  slag,  dross; 
  akin  to  Icel.  sindr  dross,  Sw  sinder,  G.  sinter,  D.  sintel; 
  perh.  influenced  by  F.  cendre  ashes,  fr  L.  cinis.  Cf 
  {Sinter}.] 
  1.  Partly  burned  or  vitrified  coal,  or  other  combustible,  in 
  which  fire  is  extinct. 
 
  2.  A  hot  coal  without  flame;  an  ember.  --Swift. 
 
  3.  A  scale  thrown  off  in  forging  metal. 
 
  4.  The  slag  of  a  furnace,  or  scoriaceous  lava  from  a  volcano. 
 
  {Cinder  frame},  a  framework  of  wire  in  front  of  the  tubes  of 
  a  locomotive,  to  arrest  the  escape  of  cinders. 
 
  {Cinder  notch}  (Metal.),  the  opening  in  a  blast  furnace, 
  through  which  melted  cinder  flows  out 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cinder 
  n  :  a  fragment  of  incombustible  matter  left  after  a  wood  or  coal 
  or  charcoal  fire  [syn:  {clinker}] 




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