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slag heap

noun
1.
a hillock of waste matter from coal mining, etc
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  • I shall fire some rockets from the slag heap to-night about ten o'clock.

    War and the Weird Forbes Phillips
  • In 1870, a youth sat upon the slag heap of a mine in California.

    A Man's Value to Society Newell Dwight Hillis
  • He walked fearlessly between the workshops, and climbed to the top of a slag heap.

    Tell Me Another Story Carolyn Sherwin Bailey
  • When I pick up my marbles I look around for either an Elysium field or a slag heap but instead a creep is staring down at me.

    Operation Earthworm Joe Archibald
  • James calls his own particular nettle-bed (or slag heap) "the golf-course."

  • We had not yet completed our observations and Cap decided he would try the top of the slag heap.

    S.O.S. Stand to! Reginald Grant
  • The new chemistry claims that not a little of the precious ore is cast upon the slag heap.

    A Man's Value to Society Newell Dwight Hillis
  • Europe was gone; a slag heap with dark weeds growing from the ashes and bones.

    Second Variety Philip Kindred Dick

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