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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of scour.

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  • adjective worn away as by water or ice or wind

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Examples

  • On Friday, we again scoured the critical responses to find out what everyone's saying.

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  • Unfortunately, he didn't care for the way we phrased the question, so he refuses to have any further conflict with the site and all mentions of his name scoured from it.

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  • Ms. Leeds is conducting a search for a chief financial officer of a large publicly traded managed-care company and says she has "scoured" the universe of available candidates from within the industry, with little luck.

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  • The goods are next "scoured" in water acidulated with hydrochloric acid, and boiled in a solution of soda, then washed as before in clear water.

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  • Occasionally the outline had been obscured by the growth of turf and weeds, and then the lord of the manor had requisitioned the services of the inhabitants of several of the pretty villages near the downs, who climbed up to the horse at the appointed time and, armed with picks, spades, and brushes, "scoured" the horse until it was quite white again, and its proportions clearly shown.

    From John O'Groats to Land's End

  • King said he'd "scoured" Rush Limbaugh's infamous comment that the media was giving Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb too much credit because he was black and found no racism in it whatsoever - Limbaugh, said King, was calling out the media for reverse racism.

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  • King said he'd "scoured" Rush Limbaugh's infamous comment that the media was giving Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb too much credit because he was black and found no racism in it whatsoever - Limbaugh, said King, was calling out the media for reverse racism.

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  • King said he'd "scoured" Rush Limbaugh's infamous comment that the media was giving Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb too much credit because he was black and found no racism in it whatsoever - Limbaugh, said King, was calling out the media for reverse racism.

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  • I'm sure nature will not try to restore itself as it did when the county dug a huge ditch outside the pass -- supposedly to keep the pass open by receiving the sand "scoured" from the bottom.

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  • Shortly, he set out with 200 ships and "scoured" the seas and in 90 days, cleared the Pirates.

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