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Saturday, December 04, 2010

Definitions for scurf

  1. The scales or small shreds of epidermis that are continually exfoliated from the skin.
  2. Any scaly matter or incrustation on a surface.

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Citations for scurf
Diddy Shovel's skin was like asphalt, fissured and cracked, thickened by a lifetime of weather, the scurf of age. Annie Proulx, The shipping news
His hands were large and the skin of them had a chalky scurf to it. Charles Frazier, Cold Mountain
Origin of scurf
Scurf derives from the ancient Germanic root skurfa, "crust."