scourer

1 [skouuhr-er, skou-er-er]
noun
1.
a person who scours or cleanses.
2.
an implement, device, or preparation for scouring.

Origin:
1425–75; late Middle English scourour. See scour1, -er1

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scourer

2 [skouuhr-er, skou-er-er]
noun
1.
a person who scours or ranges about.
2.
(in the 17th and 18th centuries) a prankster who roamed the streets at night.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English; see scour2, -er1

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scour1 (skaʊə)
 
vb
1.  to clean or polish (a surface) by washing and rubbing, as with an abrasive cloth
2.  to remove dirt from or have the dirt removed from
3.  (tr) to clear (a channel) by the force of water; flush
4.  (tr) to remove by or as if by rubbing
5.  (intr) (of livestock, esp cattle) to have diarrhoea
6.  (tr) to cause (livestock) to purge their bowels
7.  (tr) to wash (wool) to remove wax, suint, and other impurities
 
n
8.  the act of scouring
9.  the place scoured, esp by running water
10.  something that scours, such as a cleansing agent
11.  (often plural) prolonged diarrhoea in livestock, esp cattle
 
[C13: via Middle Low German schūren, from Old French escurer, from Late Latin excūrāre to cleanse, from cūrāre; see cure]
 
'scourer1
 
n

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