Middle English drossfrom Latin scōriafrom Greek skōriāfromskōrexcrement, dungsker-3 in Indo-European roots
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Latinscōria, from Ancient Greek σκωρία (skōria), from σκῶρ (skōr, “dung").
Scoria Sentence Examples
The earth surface above these natural furnaces has been hardened, cracked and sometimes melted into a reddish slag, called scoria, which, on account of its resemblance to lava, has given rise to an incorrect impression that the region was once the centre of volcanic disturbances.
Dark shading around Sandey indicates approximate lakebed extent of the scoria cone.
According to an account of the natives, a violent eruption of Kilauea occurred in 1789, or about that time, and deposits of volcanic sand, large stones, sponge-like scoria (pumice) and ashes for miles around are evidence of such an eruption.
Between 1849 and 1850 he published his Scoria degli Italiani (Turin, 1855) and many other works.
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