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noun
Sprue  n.  
1.
(Founding)
(a)
Strictly, the hole through which melted metal is poured into the gate, and thence into the mold.
(b)
The waste piece of metal cast in this hole; hence, dross.
2.
(Med.) Same as Sprew.






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Sprue" Quotes from Famous Books



... precipitate, scoriae, ashes, cinders. recrement[obs3], slag; scum, froth. hogwash; ditchwater[obs3], dishwater, bilgewater[obs3]; rinsings, cheeseparings; sweepings &c. (useless refuse) 645; offscourings[obs3], outscourings[obs3]; off scum; caput mortuum[Lat][obs3], residuum, sprue, fecula[Lat], clinker, draff[obs3]; scurf, scurfiness[obs3]; exuviae[Lat], morphea; fur, furfur[obs3]; dandruff, tartar. riffraff; vermin, louse, flea, bug, chinch[obs3]. mud, mire, quagmire, alluvium, silt, sludge, slime, slush, slosh, sposh [obs3][U. S.]. spawn, offal, ...
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