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speiss

[spahys] /spaɪs/
noun, Metallurgy
1.
a product obtained in smelting certain ores, consisting of one or more metallic arsenides, as of iron or nickel.
Origin
1790-1800
1790-1800; < German Speise literally, food
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  • If the charge is high in arsenic and/or antimony con- tent, a speiss layer will form under the matte.
British Dictionary definitions for speiss

speiss

/spaɪs/
noun
1.
the arsenides and antimonides that form when ores containing arsenic or antimony are smelted
Word Origin
C18: from German Speise food
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