noun Metallurgy.
a mixture of graphite and slag separated from and floating on the surface of molten pig iron or cast iron as it cools.
dross on the surface of molten lead.

1805–15; < German Kies gravel, pyrites; akin to Old English cisel gravel Unabridged


an ancient Sumerian and Akkadian city: its site is 8 miles (13 km) east of the site of Babylon in S Iraq. Unabridged
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kish (kɪʃ)
metallurgy graphite formed on the surface of molten iron that contains a large amount of carbon
[C19: perhaps changed from German Kies gravel; related to Old High German kisil pebble]

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Kish definition

a bow. (1.) A Levite of the family of Merari (1 Chr. 23:21; 24:29). (2.) A Benjamite of Jerusalem (1 Chr. 8:30; 9:36). (3.) A Levite in the time of Hezekiah (2 Chr. 29:12). (4.) The great-grandfather of Mordecai (Esther 2:5). (5.) A Benjamite, the son of Abiel, and father of king Saul (1 Sam. 9:1, 3; 10:11, 21; 14:51; 2 Sam. 21:14). All that is recorded of him is that he sent his son Saul in search of his asses that had strayed, and that he was buried in Zelah. Called Cis, Acts 13:21 (R.V., Kish).

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