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  • n. Rubbish, especially the dross or refuse of metals.
  • n. Light, dry wood, or material used for fuel.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Dross or refuse of metals.
  • n. Light, dry wood, or stuff used for fuel.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Dross of metals.
  • n. Light refuse wood, used as fuel.
  • n. Refuse; rubbish.

Etymologies

Compare scruff and scurf. (Wiktionary)

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  • Maybe would fit on mollusque's Lees list.

    March 11, 2011

  • ARTFL Project: Webster Dictionary, 1913
    Searching for: shruff
    Found 1 hit(s). Shruff (Page: 1335)

    Shruff (?), n. Cf. Scruff, Scurf. Rubbish. Specifically: (a) Dross or refuse of metals. Obs. (b) Light, dry wood, or stuff used for fuel. Prov. Eng.

    March 11, 2011