[ UK /dɹˈɒs/ ]
[ US /ˈdɹɔs/ ]
NOUN
  1. the scum formed by oxidation at the surface of molten metals
  2. worthless or dangerous material that should be removed
    there were impurities in the water
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How To Use dross In A Sentence

  • Generally, a girl, Clara (Mary, Made or Masha in other versions), is given a nutcracker by her godfather, Herr Drosselmeyer, at a Christmas Eve party arranged by her parents.
  • The burgeoning multitude of reality TV programmes drives me to distraction and is a deterrent to buying services that provide even more channels dispensing the same kind of dross.
  • Baron of Bunkum - the best source for dross and drivel in the queendom!
  • They will suck your energy from you the energy you call money and will put it to evil ends and give you worthless dross in return.
  • The fire burns away the dross leaving the pure metal.
  • By this simple process," said he, "all the earthy particles are pressed out and the iron becomes at once free from dross, and what is usually called cinder, and is compressed into a fibrous and tough state. Industrial Biography
  • Two moments of unintentional humor I noticed through the usual dross of banal conversation.
  • Ardrossan harbour, still small and geared more to handling cargo, had to cope with large-scale passenger traffic.
  • No wonder we watch endless repeats of classic sitcoms when writers turn out dross like this. Times, Sunday Times
  • No wonder we watch endless repeats of classic sitcoms when writers turn out dross like this. Times, Sunday Times
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