Every day, the two men, part of a 25-person outreach force, scour the streets looking for people everyone else wants to ignore.
A delightful cast battles over a will and a stolen painting as a horde of pseudo-Nazis scour the mountains for fugitives.
There have already been two expensive efforts to scour the ocean bed of the South Atlantic since the Airbus A330 disappeared.
Immediately after the attack, Philip used his searchlights to scour the ocean for survivors.
Immediately after the attack, Philip used his searchlights to scour the ocean for survivors to rescue.
Meanwhile four men, especially chosen for the purpose, scour the adjoining country for parsnip stalks.
His audience had dispersed to scour the valleys for signatures for Jim.
Many a drink of good new milk have I had, which I should have missed hadst thou forgotten to scour the pail.
There is also an establishment of gun-boats, which scour the coast in search of pirates.
Of all the old frontiersmen That used to scour the plain There are but very few of them That with us yet remain.
"cleanse by hard rubbing," c.1200, from Middle Dutch scuren, schuren "to polish, to clean," and from Old French escurer, both from Late Latin excurare "clean off," literally "take good care of," from Latin ex- "out" (see ex-) + curare "care for" (see cure (v.)). Possibly originally a technical term among Flemish workmen in England. Related: Scoured; scouring. As a noun, 1610s, from the verb.
"move quickly in search of something," c.1300, probably from Old Norse skyra "rush in," related to skur "storm, shower, shower of missiles" (see shower (n.)). Perhaps influenced by or blended with Old French escorre "to run out," from Latin excurrere (see excursion). Sense probably influenced by scour (v.1).