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Definition of Scour

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Scour Scour, v. i. 1. To clean anything by rubbing. --Shak. 2. To cleanse anything. Warm water is softer than cold, for it scoureth better. --Bacon. 3. To be purged freely; to have a diarrh[oe]a. 4. To run swiftly; to rove or range in pursuit or search of something; to scamper. So four fierce coursers, starting to the race, Scour through the plain, and lengthen every pace. --Dryden.
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Scour Scour (skour), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Scoured; p. pr. & vb. n. Scouring.] [Akin to LG. sch["u]ren, D. schuren, schueren, G. scheuern, Dan. skure; Sw. skura; all possibly fr. LL. escurare, fr. L. ex + curare to take care. Cf. Cure.] 1. To rub hard with something rough, as sand or Bristol brick, especially for the purpose of cleaning; to clean by friction; to make clean or bright; to cleanse from grease, dirt, etc., as articles of dress. 2. To purge; as, to scour a horse. 3. To remove by rubbing or cleansing; to sweep along or off; to carry away or remove, as by a current of water; -- often with off or away. [I will] stain my favors in a bloody mask, Which, washed away, shall scour my shame with it. --Shak. 4. [Perhaps a different word; cf. OF. escorre, escourre, It. scorrere, both fr. L. excurrere to run forth. Cf. Excursion.] To pass swiftly over; to brush along; to traverse or search thoroughly; as, to scour the coast. Not so when swift Camilla scours the plain. --Pope. Scouring barrel, a tumbling barrel. See under Tumbling. Scouring cinder (Metal.), a basic slag, which attacks the lining of a shaft furnace. --Raymond. Scouring rush. (Bot.) See Dutch rush, under Dutch. Scouring stock (Woolen Manuf.), a kind of fulling mill.
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Scour Scour, n. Diarrh[oe]a or dysentery among cattle.
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Scour Scour, v. t. To cleanse or clear, as by a current of water; to flush. If my neighbor ought to scour a ditch. --Blackstone.
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Scour Scour, n. 1. The act of scouring. 2. A place scoured out by running water, as in the bed of a stream below a fall. If you catch the two sole denizens [trout] of a particular scour, you will find another pair installed in their place to-morrow. --Grant Allen.

Meaning of Scour from wikipedia

- Scour may refer to: Hydrodynamic scour, the removal of sediment such as sand and silt from around an object Bridge scour, erosion of soil around at the...
- Bridge scour is the removal of sediment such as sand and gravel from around bridge abutments or piers. Scour, caused by swiftly moving water, can scoop...
- "The Scouring of the Shire" is the penultimate chapter of the epic fantasy The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien. The Fellowship hobbits, Frodo, Sam...
- Scour Inc. was a multimedia Internet search engine, and provided Scour Exchange, an early peer-to-peer file exchange service. Scour was founded by five...
- A scouring pad or scourer is a small pad of metal or plastic mesh used for scouring a surface. Some scouring pads have one side made of a soft sponge-like...
- scour is the removal of sediment such as silt, sand and gravel from around the base of obstructions to the flow in the sea, rivers and canals. Scour,...
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- Tidal scour is “sea-floor erosion caused by strong tidal currents resulting in the removal of ins**** sediments and formation of deep holes and channels”...
- can be used for commercial purposes, it must be scoured, a process of cleaning the greasy wool. Scouring may be as simple as a bath in warm water or as...
- Scouring powder is a household cleaning product consisting of an abrasive powder mixed with a dry soap or detergent, soda, and possibly dry bleach. Scouring...
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