Definitions

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

Etymologies

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Latin scobs, or scobis, from scabere to scrape.

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