dross dross  /d ˈrɔs/


  1. (n) worthless or dangerous material that should be removed
  2. (n) the scum formed by oxidation at the surface of molten metals



  1. And from such dross is true art made.
  2. But he was a name by then, and his audience was usually entranced enough by the insights he offered to accept all the dross that accompanied them.
  3. The engineers on the ground, those who work in the dross and stench every day, agree, but they also privately say they have barely begun.


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  1. "I don't want to be harsh but I thought it was a pretty dross game of football," said Mowbray. "I don't think there was too much to talk about, it was a pretty poor match. I can't remember them having too many chances but we've lost 1-0 and...
    on Nov 22, 2008 By: Tony Mowbray Source: Sportinglife.com

  2. "The referee was dross," said Bruce, whose side have won only once away in the league this season. "He made some poor decisions. But I got fined last month and don't want to say too much. The tulips and daffodils are out now and I don't want...
    on Apr 10, 2010 By: Steve Bruce Source: AFP

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