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Wordnet 3.0

ADJECTIVE (1)

1. worn away as by water or ice or wind;
[syn: eroded, scoured]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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. [1913 Webster] 2. To purge; as, to scour a horse. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] [I will] stain my favors in a bloody mask, Which, washed away, shall scour my shame with it. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] Not so when swift Camilla scours the plain. --Pope. [1913 Webster] 5. To cleanse or clear, as by a current of water; to flush. If my neighbor ought to scour a ditch. --Blackstone. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 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. [1913 Webster]




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