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  • noun Plural form of offscouring.

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  • The views presented in this article are execrable, but I wanted to add this word.

    "While it is true that a goodly number of foreigners make respectable citizens, a greater number are criminals, anarchists, degenerates and every other conceivable element of the offscourings of Europe...."

    —“Negroes and Immigrants,�? Cleveland Journal (Ohio), January 9, 1904.

    EDIT: I cut the more horrific portions.

    August 1, 2008