Slag vs. Shag - What's the difference?

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  • Slag

    Slag is the glass-like by-product left over after a desired metal has been separated (i.e., smelted) from its raw ore. Slag is usually a mixture of metal oxides and silicon dioxide. However, slags can contain metal sulfides and elemental metals. While slags are generally used to remove waste in metal smelting, they can also serve other purposes, such as assisting in the temperature control of the smelting, and minimizing any re-oxidation of the final liquid metal product before the molten metal is removed from the furnace and used to make solid metal. In some smelting processes, such as ilmenite smelting to produce titanium dioxide, the slag is the valuable product instead of the metal.

Wiktionary

  • Slag (noun)

    waste material from a coal mine

  • Slag (noun)

    scum that forms on the surface of molten metal

  • Slag (noun)

    impurities formed and separated out when a metal is vitrified cinders

    "dross|recrement|scoria"

  • Slag (noun)

    hard aggregate remaining as a residue from blast furnaces, sometimes used as a surfacing material

  • Slag (noun)

    scoria associated with a volcano

  • Slag (noun)

    a coward

  • Slag (noun)

    a contemptible person, a scumbag

  • Slag (noun)

    a prostitute

  • Slag (noun)

    a woman (sometimes a man) who has loose morals relating to sex; a slut

  • Slag (verb)

    to produce slag

  • Slag (verb)

    to become slag; to agglomerate when heated below the fusion point

  • Slag (verb)

    to talk badly about; to malign or denigrate (someone)

  • Slag (verb)

    to spit

  • Shag (noun)

    Matted material; rough massed hair, fibres etc.

  • Shag (noun)

    Coarse shredded tobacco.

  • Shag (noun)

    A type of rough carpet pile.

  • Shag (noun)

    Bacon or fat, especially if with some remaining hair or bristles.

  • Shag (noun)

    A roughly-cut or torn-off piece of bread or cheese.

  • Shag (noun)

    Several species of sea birds in the family Phalacrocoracidae (cormorant family), especially the common shag or European shag, Phalacrocorax aristotelis, found on European and African coasts.

  • Shag (noun)

    A swing dance.

  • Shag (noun)

    An act of sexual intercourse.

  • Shag (noun)

    A casual sexual partner.

  • Shag (noun)

    A fundraising dance in honour of a couple engaged to be married.

  • Shag (noun)

    Friend; mate; buddy.

  • Shag (verb)

    To make hairy or shaggy; to roughen.

  • Shag (verb)

    To hang in shaggy clusters.

  • Shag (verb)

    To shake, wiggle around.

  • Shag (verb)

    To have sexual intercourse with.

  • Shag (verb)

    To masturbate.

  • Shag (verb)

    To chase after; especially, to chase after and return (a ball) hit usually out of play.

  • Shag (verb)

    To perform the dance called the shag.

  • Shag (adjective)

    hairy; shaggy

Princeton's WordNet

  • Shag (noun)

    a strong coarse tobacco that has been shredded

  • Shag (noun)

    a matted tangle of hair or fiber;

    "the dog's woolly shag"

  • Shag (noun)

    a fabric with long coarse nap;

    "he bought a shag rug"

  • Shag (noun)

    slang terms for sexual intercourse

  • Shag (noun)

    a lively dance step consisting of hopping on each foot in turn

  • Shag (verb)

    dance the shag

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