Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Sawdust; shavings; also, raspings of ivory, hartshorn, metals, or other hard substances; dross of metals, etc.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Raspings of ivory, hartshorn, metals, or other hard substance.
  • noun The dross of metals.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun raspings of ivory, hartshorn, metals, or other hard substance
  • noun The dross of metals.

Etymologies

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Latin scobs, or scobis, from scabere to scrape.

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