Ore

Ore

, n. [AS. ra; cf. r brass, bronze, akin to OHG. r, G. ehern brazen, Icel. eir brass, Goth. ais, L. aes, Skr. ayas iron. 210. Cf. Ora, Era.]
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1. The native form of a metal, whether free and uncombined, as gold, copper, etc., or combined, as iron, lead, etc. Usually the ores contain the metals combined with oxygen, sulphur, arsenic, etc. (called mineralizers).
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2. (Mining) A native metal or its compound with the rock in which it occurs, after it has been picked over to throw out what is worthless.
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3. Metal; as, the liquid ore. [R.] Milton.
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Ore hearth, a low furnace in which rich lead ore is reduced; -- also called Scotch hearth. Raymond.
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