[skouuh r-ingz, skou-er-]
- dirt or refuse removed by scouring.
- refuse removed from grain.
Origin of scourings
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Examples from the Web for scourings
The population of Suez was said to comprise the scourings of all nations.Recollections of Thirty-nine Years in the Army
Charles Alexander Gordon
And out of the scourings of that vast mass of chalk was our gravel-pit made.Scientific Essays and Lectures
They were generally commanded by ruffians, and manned with desperadoes of all nations—the scourings of the French galleys.Peter Biddulph
They do not know, in their pitiable ignorance, the towers and bridges that can be made from the scourings of a washboard factory.Hints to Pilgrims
Charles Stephen Brooks
She carefully measured out half a pint of the unsavory fluid—the dregs of the casks and the scourings of the ledge.The Wings of the Morning
- the residue left after cleaning grain
- residue that remains after scouring
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