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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 scum /ˈskʌm/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Scum, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Scummed p. pr. & vb. n. Scumming ]
 1. To take the scum from; to clear off the impure matter from the surface of; to skim.
    You that scum the molten lead.   --Dryden & Lee.
 2. To sweep or range over the surface of. [Obs.]
    Wandering up and down without certain seat, they lived by scumming those seas and shores as pirates.   --Milton.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Scum n.
 1. The extraneous matter or impurities which rise to the surface of liquids in boiling or fermentation, or which form on the surface by other means; also, the scoria of metals in a molten state; dross.
    Some to remove the scum as it did rise.   --Spenser.
 2. refuse; recrement; anything vile or worthless.
    The great and innocent are insulted by the scum and refuse of the people.   --Addison.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Scum, v. i. To form a scum; to become covered with scum. Also used figuratively.
    Life, and the interest of life, have stagnated and scummed over.   --A. K. H. Boyd.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: worthless people [syn: trash]
      2: a film of impurities or vegetation that can form on the
         surface of a liquid
      [also: scumming, scummed]