tailings

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tail·ing

 (tā′lĭng)
n.
1. tailings Refuse or dross remaining after ore has been processed.
2. Architecture The portion of a tailed beam, brick, or board inside a wall.
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tailings

(ˈteɪlɪŋz)
pl n
waste left over after certain processes, such as from an ore-crushing plant or in milling grain
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