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scour 1

 (skour)
v. scoured, scour·ing, scours
v.tr.
1.
a. To clean, polish, or wash by scrubbing vigorously: scour a dirty oven.
b. To remove by scrubbing: scour grease from a pan.
2. To remove dirt or grease from (cloth or fibers) by means of a detergent.
3. To clean (wheat) before the milling process.
4. To clear (an area) by freeing of weeds or other vegetation.
5. To clear (a channel or pipe) by flushing.
v.intr.
1. To scrub something in order to clean or polish it.
2. To have diarrhea. Used of livestock.
n.
1. A scouring action or effect.
2. A place that has been scoured, as by flushing with water.
3. A cleansing agent for wool.
4. scours(used with a sing. or pl. verb) Diarrhea in livestock.

[Middle English scouren, from Middle Dutch scūren, from Old French escurer, from Late Latin excūrāre, to clean out : Latin ex-, ex-, Late Latin cūrāre, to clean (from Latin, to take care of, from cūra, care; see cure).]

scour′er n.

scour 2

 (skour)
v. scoured, scour·ing, scours
v.tr.
1. To search through or over thoroughly: The detective scoured the scene of the crime for clues.
2. To range over (an area) quickly and energetically.
v.intr.
1. To range over or about an area, especially in a search.
2. To move swiftly; scurry.

[Middle English scouren, to move swiftly, probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse skūr, shower.]

scour′er n.

scouring

(ˈskaʊərɪŋ)
n
1. the act of cleaning or polishing a surface by washing and rubbing, as with an abrasive cloth
2. the process of clearing a channel by the force of water
3. (Veterinary Science) an instance of causing livestock to purge their bowels
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.scouring - moving over territory to search for something; "scouring the entire area revealed nothing"
search, hunting, hunt - the activity of looking thoroughly in order to find something or someone
2.scouring - the act of cleaning a surface by rubbing it with a brush and soap and waterscouring - the act of cleaning a surface by rubbing it with a brush and soap and water
cleaning, cleansing, cleanup - the act of making something clean; "he gave his shoes a good cleaning"
mopping, swabbing - cleaning with a mop; "he gave it a good mopping"
References in classic literature ?
He is gradually emerging from Tom-all-Alone's in the morning light, thinking about it, when he hears running feet behind him, and looking round, sees the boy scouring towards him at great speed, followed by the woman.
But Commander Farragut would not lose a day nor an hour in scouring the seas in which the animal had been sighted.
He begun its inspection without delay, scouring it from cellar to garret.
In the course of these, they came upon immense herds of buffalo, which kept scouring off in the van, like a retreating army.
The former, continually on horseback scouring the plains, gaining their food by hardy exercise, and subsisting chiefly on flesh, are generally tall, sinewy, meagre, but well formed, and of bold and fierce deportment: the latter, lounging about the river banks, or squatting and curved up in their canoes, are generally low in stature, ill-shaped, with crooked legs, thick ankles, and broad flat feet.
Most of the gilding was worn off by the frequent scourings which it had undergone beneath the hands of a black slave.
Preparation: Pre-washing of grey and yarn-dyed fabrics,desizing and scouring for woven and knitted fabrics.
amp; fixing of sluice gates at inlet opening of Treatment Plants and laying of 300 mm DI scour pipe from Scouring hodi of Grit Channel to common inlet hodi of MPS and connecting with DI pipe the scouring pipe of Treatment Plants to the scouring pipe to inlet hodi of MPS, at Kelnia Road, Sirsa and all other works contingent thereto.
Artificial neural network can be used to find the significant input variables that have the most effect on the scouring process and the prediction of the neural network.
When the main channel velocity is larger than sand starting velocity, the riverbed stops scouring until the main channel velocity is smaller than starting velocity, and then the scouring process stops.
One important issue in designing the spur dikes is the phenomenon of their tip local scouring which is due to narrowing the cross-flow and the strong eddy flows.
Officers searching for fficers searching for 26-year-old Lidia Pasidia Pascale made the discovcale made the discovery in West Bromery in West Bromwich after scouring wich after scouring open land and gardens around the town's High Street.