Will Democrats as quickly rubbish Rachel Maddow's scouring of the record as they did Brett Stephens'?
Yes, they left out Tom Bombadil and the scouring of the Shire.
Ten minutes went by, then 20, as the panicked father ran from store to store, scouring.
She had spent days scouring the markets for the ingredients.
McLennan was scouring church land with his metal detector in September when he came across a silver spoon.
In the winter Snow-white lighted the fire, and put the kettle on, after scouring it, so that it resembled gold in brightness.
The dog had guided them on his trail, so that no time had been lost in scouring the valley.
Then they are scouring the woods for us, and that is why this camp is deserted!
Feldspar as an abrasive is used mainly in scouring soaps and window-wash.
Had enough reading when I was a boy; heard enough psalm-singing, saw enough scrubbing and scouring to last me my lifetime.
"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).