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Definition of Scum

Scum
Scum Scum, v. i. To form a scum; to become covered with scum. Also used figuratively. Life, and the interest of life, have stagnated and scummed over. --A. K. H. Boyd.
Scum
Scum Scum, n. [Of Scand. origin; cf. Dan. & Sw. skum, Icel. sk?m, LG. schum, D. schuim, OHG. sc?m, G. schaum; probably from a root meaning, to cover. [root]158. Cf. Hide skin, Meerschaum, Skim, v., Sky.] 1. The extraneous matter or impurities which rise to the surface of liquids in boiling or fermentation, or which form on the surface by other means; also, the scoria of metals in a molten state; dross. Some to remove the scum it did rise. --Spenser. 2. refuse; recrement; anything vile or worthless. The great and innocent are insulted by the scum and refuse of the people. --Addison.
Scum
Scum Scum, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Scummed; p. pr. & vb. n. Scumming.] 1. To take the scum from; to clear off the impure matter from the surface of; to skim. You that scum the molten lead. --Dryden & Lee. 2. To sweep or range over the surface of. [Obs.] Wandering up and down without certain seat, they lived by scumming those seas and shores as pirates. --Milton.

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