Definitions

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  • n. The quality or state of being scurfy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Quality or state of being scurfy.
  • n. Scurf.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being scurfy; scurfy condition.

Etymologies

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scurfy +‎ -ness

Examples

  • Scurfiness, or excessive scurfiness, is the result of morbid action, and may be treated by the frequent use of the fleshbrush or hairbrush, ablution with soap and water, and the use of mild stimulating, astringent, or detergent lotions.

    The Ladies Book of Useful Information Compiled from many sources

  • The hair brush should not be too stiff, as this increases the tendency towards scurfiness of the head.

    A Practical Physiology

  • Shavenness, featurelessness, emptiness, clamminess scurfiness, formed the outward expression of a town to which people were reasonably glad to come from

    Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith

  • Shavenness, featurelessness, emptiness, clamminess scurfiness, formed the outward expression of a town to which people were reasonably glad to come from London in summer-time, for there was nothing in Crikswich to distract the naked pursuit of health.

    The House on the Beach

  • It seldom runs on to canker; but the hair comes off round the edges of the ear, accompanied by much heat and scurfiness of the skin.

    The Dog

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