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  • adjective Having the characteristics of clinker.


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  • The luckier of the refugees found sanctuary on the great dam of volcanic rubble; but it was necessary for them to keep climbing higher and higher up the clinkery slope as the water continued to rise.

    The Golden Torc May, Julian, 1931- 1981

  • Streams of once molten rock solidified into clinkery masses-fat, rounded, and branched like monstrous roots where they had flowed out from the central mineworkings into the streets and arcades of the devastated city.

    The Golden Torc May, Julian, 1931- 1981

  • The advantages of this are that the slag is poorer in precious metal than that found on a cupel and is more easily collected and cleaned; that larger quantities of metal can be treated, and that, even if the substance is in part infusible, or produces at the start a clinkery mass or scoria, the oxide of lead gradually accumulates, fluxes the solid matters, and produces a good final result; but if the oxide of lead by itself is not sufficient for the purpose, borax or some other flux can be easily added.

    A Text-book of Assaying: For the Use of Those Connected with Mines. Cornelius Beringer 1886


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