Origin of offscouring
Examples from the Web for offscourings
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
The place was thronged with the offscourings of Paris, and Hervagault found himself in congenial quarters.
A populace composed of the offscourings of all nations—the dirtiest, roughest, one can imagine.Jonathan and His Continent|Max O'Rell
There were also present one or two reporters, and a posse of the offscourings of Stoneleigh small-boydom.The Right Stuff|Ian Hay
The offscourings of prison and dockyards, sent over to work on the plantations before slave labor was introduced.The Minute Man of the Frontier|W. G. Puddefoot