Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who scours or cleans by rubbing or washing.
  • noun A form of grain-cdeaner in which smut, dust, etc., are removed from the berry by a rubbing action.
  • noun A drastic cathartic.
  • noun One who runs with speed.
  • noun One who scours or roams the streets by night; a rover, robber, or footpad; specifically, one of a band of young scamps who, in the latter half of the seventeenth century, roamed the streets of London and committed various kinds of mischief.

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

  • noun One who, or that which, scours.
  • noun A rover or footpad; a prowling robber.

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

  • noun A tool used to scour, usually used to clean cookwares.
  • noun Agent noun of scour; a person who scours.
  • noun obsolete A rover or footpad; a prowling robber.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun someone who cleanses by scouring
  • noun someone who travels widely and energetically

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Examples

  • If you have seen it, please enjoy your smug sense of self-satisfaction, you diligent little internet-scourer, you.

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  • Clean the Jerusalem artichoke with a scourer to remove any dirt from the skin.

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  • Clean the Jerusalem artichoke with a scourer to remove any dirt from the skin.

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  • I expect she will scourer old age homes, nurseries, burn units and orphanages to find deserving targets of her intellect and ah, wit.

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  • He had to wash up the mugs, they were rotten, and found a scourer under the sink to clean them with.

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  • 'To be brutally frank,' Bendall continued, 'if the Honourable Member for Marshwood truly wants to be helpful, he'd do far better by bringing round some bath scourer.

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  • Figure II. 11 A simply made scourer for small volume production.

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  • Figure II. 11 shows a simply made scourer for small volume production.

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  • Pamela drops the scourer into the water with a splash.

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  • The felting of the wool is one of the troubles of the wool-scourer and is often difficult to avoid, it is mostly brought about by excessive working of the wool during the process, and by the use of too high a temperature in the scouring bath.

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