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scum

SCUM, n.

1. The extraneous matter or impurities which rise to the surface of liquors in boiling or fermentation, or which form on the surface by other means. The word is also applied to the scoria of metals.

2. The refuse; the recrement; that which is vile or worthless.

The great and the innocent are insulted by the scum and refuse of the people.




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SCUM, n.

1. The extraneous matter or impurities which rise to the surface of liquors in boiling or fermentation, or which form on the surface by other means. The word is also applied to the scoria of metals.

2. The refuse; the recrement; that which is vile or worthless.

The great and the innocent are insulted by the scum and refuse of the people.


SCUM, n. [Fr. ecume; It. schiuma; Sw. and Dan. skum; D. schuim; G. schaum.]

  1. The extraneous matter or impurities which rise to the surface of liquors in boiling or fermentation, or which form on the surface by other means. The word is also applied to the scoria of metals.
  2. The refuse; the recrement; that which is vile or worthless. The great and the innocent are insulted by the scum and refuse of the people. – Addison.

SCUM, v.t.

To take the scum from; to clear off the impure matter from the surface; to skim. You that scum the molten lead. – Dryden.


Scum
  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. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. refuse; recrement; anything vile or worthless.

    The great and innocent are insulted by the scum and refuse of the people. Addison.

  5. 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.

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Scum

SCUM, noun

1. The extraneous matter or impurities which rise to the surface of liquors in boiling or fermentation, or which form on the surface by other means. The word is also applied to the scoria of metals.

2. The refuse; the recrement; that which is vile or worthless.

The great and the innocent are insulted by the scum and refuse of the people.

Addison.

SCUM, verb transitive To take the scum from; to clear off the impure matter from the surface; to skim.

You that scum the molten lead. Dryden.

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