offscourings

/ (ˈɒfˌskaʊərɪŋz) /


pl n
  1. scum; dregs

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How to use offscourings in a sentence

  • It was not so easy to fill the empty berth in the forecastle, even from the offscourings of the docks.

    Sheila of Big Wreck Cove | James A. Cooper
  • There were also present one or two reporters, and a posse of the offscourings of Stoneleigh small-boydom.

    The Right Stuff | Ian Hay
  • At first the Christians were the miserable offscourings of society, slaves, criminals, and lunatics.

    Visionaries | James Huneker
  • Were they not sectaries, fanatics, visionaries, the very offscourings of human nature?

    Faustus | Friedrich Maximilian von Klinger
  • The place was thronged with the offscourings of Paris, and Hervagault found himself in congenial quarters.