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scourings

[skouuh r-ingz, skou-er-] /ˈskaʊər ɪŋz, ˈskaʊ ər-/
noun, (used with a plural verb)
1.
dirt or refuse removed by scouring.
2.
refuse removed from grain.
Origin
1580-1590
1580-90; see scour1, -ing1, -s3
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scourings

/ˈskaʊərɪŋz/
plural noun
1.
the residue left after cleaning grain
2.
residue that remains after scouring
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