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Scouring meaning

scouring - 1 dictionary results

  1. 1. of Scour

scouring - examples of usage

  1. One time, a sloop, in passing by the Dunderberg, was overtaken by a thunder- gust, that came scouring round the mountain, and seemed to burst just over the vessel. - "Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists", Washington Irving.
  2. In fact she worked so stanchly at scrubbing, scouring, and so forth, as well as looking after the children, that for a long while Mavis did not detect how poor old Mrs. Goudie was failing, and leaving nearly all her duties to be performed by others. - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
  3. I can earn my board and more, too, in the kitchen, cleaning silver and scouring knives and feeding chickens, but since I catched sight of you being carried up them steps, marm, my ideas have ris a notch. - "Wives and Widows; or The Broken Life", Ann S. Stephens.
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