They were generally commanded by ruffians, and manned with desperadoes of all nations—the scourings of the French galleys.
They do not know, in their pitiable ignorance, the towers and bridges that can be made from the scourings of a washboard factory.
She carefully measured out half a pint of the unsavory fluid—the dregs of the casks and the scourings of the ledge.
The people for the most part were half drunk—they were the scourings from the low taverns in the Southwark Mint.
And out of the scourings of that vast mass of chalk was our gravel-pit made.
Easy enough to find one of the scourings of Troyes—perhaps an innocent girl once, before she knew him!
But it is by him and men like him, and not by the scourings of the galleys, that we can get to understand the spirit of the time.
Therefore it is best only to let the public mind have the scourings, as it were, of one's existence.
There is a Boer laager some miles above the camp, the scourings of which—horrid thought!
The population of Suez was said to comprise the scourings of all nations.