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  • adj. superlative form of scrubby: most scrubby.


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  • Dress for the highest moments of your calling, not for the scrubbiest.

    Dress For the Highest Moments Of Your Calling

  • The best you could do was get down in a valley, try and find the scrubbiest, lowest stand of trees, and get under them.

    Exile's Honor

  • Between the Sutlej and Lahore lie fifty of the hottest, flattest, scrubbiest miles on earth, and I supposed we'd cover them in a long day's ride, but Sardul said we should lie overnight at a serai* (* Inn, rest-house.) a few miles from the city: there was something he wanted me to see.

    Flashman and the Mountain of Light

  • We must educate the ordinary mother who is so busy over her wash tubs and babies that she has no time to seek information upon subject which she doesn't even know exist, who does not even know how to feed her baby as well as the scrubbiest cat does her kitten, who does not know what eugenics means and is interested in it even less.

    The Eugenic Marriage, Vol. 3 (of 4) A Personal Guide to the New Science of Better Living and Better Babies

  • Bordman found himself straining his eyes for the merest, scrubbiest of bushes and for however stunted and isolated a wisp of grass.

    Sand Doom

  • Honest to God, Saxon, he don't like all his horses as much as I like the last hair on the last tail of the scrubbiest of the bunch.

    Chapter 10

  • It is a spot of some fifty acres reclaimed from the scrubbiest part of Wormwood Scrubbs, and made the focus of a club of working men, of whom I am very proud indeed to be one.

    Mystic London: or, Phases of occult life in the metropolis

  • At both of those festivals - the next Winter Jazzfest will be on Jan. 7 and 8 - he books bands into Kenny's Castaways, the cheery Bleecker Street bar that ordinarily books the scrubbiest rock bands in the city.

    NYT > Home Page

  • Not a great game, but we had the scrubbiest of the scrubs on the floor for quite a bit, it being pre-season and all. still had a chance to tie there at the end.


  • Because as they passed through a fairly arid landscape, with only the scrubbiest of trees and brush, Rigg noticed new paths converging on their own paths—many miles away, but only a few hours behind them if they didn’t keep moving forward.



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