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  • noun Plural form of scurf.


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  • As he climbed up the axis, saluting crew as he passed, he was uncomfortably aware of the scurfs and dings the walls had suffered.

    Tides Of Light

  • Sometimes the red patches of the rash are covered with small vesicles of the size of mustard-seed, which either dry up or discharge a watery liquid, leaving thin white scurfs, that come away with the cuticle during desquamation.

    Hydriatic treatment of Scarlet Fever in its Different Forms

  • a day or two less than the measle-rash, and comes off in laminæ, whilst the latter comes off in small scales or scurfs.

    Hydriatic treatment of Scarlet Fever in its Different Forms

  • The stagnant water in the hollow-trees cures the most obstinate tetters, scabs, and scurfs, in man or beast, fomenting the part with it; and the leaves chew’d are wholsome for the gums and teeth, for which the very buds, as they are in winter hardned and dried upon the twigs, make good tooth-pickers.

    Sylva, Vol. 1 (of 2) Or A Discourse of Forest Trees


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