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Sprue  n.  
Strictly, the hole through which melted metal is poured into the gate, and thence into the mold.
The waste piece of metal cast in this hole; hence, dross.
(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, ...
— Roget's Thesaurus

Words linked to "Sprue" :   tropical sprue, upset

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