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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: 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]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      See scum