fines

plural noun
\ˈfīnz \

Definition of fines 

: finely crushed or powdered material (such as ore) also : very small particles in a mixture of various sizes

First Known Use of fines

1880, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for fines

noun derivative of fine entry 3

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The first known use of fines was in 1880

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