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/ (skɜː) /


vet science a small unattached growth of horn at the site of a normal horn in cattle

Nearby words

scunnered, scunthorpe, scup, scupper, scuppernong, scur, scurf, scurfy, scurrile, scurrility, scurrilous
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Examples from the Web for scur

  • Perhaps from the Anglo-Saxon scur, a heavy shower, a sudden squall.

    The Sailor's Word-Book|William Henry Smyth
  • Scur′viness, state of being scurvy: meanness; Scur′vy-grass, a genus of cruciferous plants, efficacious in curing scurvy.