scour /ˈskaʊ(ə)r/ 不及物動詞
1. Diarrhoea or dysentery among cattle.
2. The act of scouring.
3. A place scoured out by running water, as in the bed of a stream below a fall.
If you catch the two sole denizens [trout] of a particular scour, you will find another pair installed in their place to-morrow. --Grant Allen.
Scour, v. i.
1. To clean anything by rubbing.
2. To cleanse anything.
Warm water is softer than cold, for it scoureth better. --Bacon.
3. To be purged freely; to have a diarrhoea.
4. To run swiftly; to rove or range in pursuit or search of something; to scamper.
So four fierce coursers, starting to the race,
Scour through the plain, and lengthen every pace. --Dryden.
Scour v. t. [imp. & p. p. Scoured p. pr. & vb. n. Scouring.]
1. To rub hard with something rough, as sand or Bristol brick, especially for the purpose of cleaning; to clean by friction; to make clean or bright; to cleanse from grease, dirt, etc., as articles of dress.
2. To purge; as, to scour a horse.
3. To remove by rubbing or cleansing; to sweep along or off; to carry away or remove, as by a current of water; -- often with off or away.
[I will] stain my favors in a bloody mask,
Which, washed away, shall scour my shame with it. --Shak.
4. To pass swiftly over; to brush along; to traverse or search thoroughly; as, to scour the coast.
Not so when swift Camilla scours the plain. --Pope.
5. To cleanse or clear, as by a current of water; to flush.
If my neighbor ought to scour a ditch. --Blackstone.
Scouring barrel, a tumbling barrel. See under Tumbling.
Scouring cinder Metal., a basic slag, which attacks the lining of a shaft furnace. --Raymond.
Scouring rush. Bot. See Dutch rush, under Dutch.
Scouring stock Woolen Manuf., a kind of fulling mill.
n : a place that is scoured (especially by running water)
v 1: examine minutely; "The police scoured the country for the
2: clean with hard rubbing; "She scrubbed his back" [syn: scrub]
3: rub hard or scrub; "scour the counter tops" [syn: abrade]
4: rinse, clean, or empty with a liquid; "flush the wound with
antibiotics"; "purge the old gas tank" [syn: flush, purge]