Scummed
Scum 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. [1913 Webster]

You that scum the molten lead. --Dryden & Lee. [1913 Webster]

2. To sweep or range over the surface of. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Wandering up and down without certain seat, they lived by scumming those seas and shores as pirates. --Milton. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • scummed — skÊŒm n. filth, dirt; waste, rubbish; foul film or slime that forms atop a liquid; riffraff, rabble, mob v. remove impurities; remove the foul membrane from the surface of a liquid; form a foul membrane, become covered with a dirty film …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • Scum — 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. [1913 Webster] You that scum the molten lead. Dryden & Lee. [1913 Webster] 2. To sweep or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scum — Scum, v. i. To form a scum; to become covered with scum. Also used figuratively. [1913 Webster] Life, and the interest of life, have stagnated and scummed over. A. K. H. Boyd. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scumming — Scum 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. [1913 Webster] You that scum the molten lead. Dryden & Lee. [1913 Webster] 2. To sweep… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scumming — Scum ming, n. (a) The act of taking off scum. (b) That which is scummed off; skimmings; scum; used chiefly in the plural. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scum — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Middle Dutch schum; akin to Old High German scūm foam Date: 14th century 1. a. extraneous matter or impurities risen to or formed on the surface of a liquid often as a foul filmy covering compare pond scum… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • scum — scumless, adj. scumlike, adj. /skum/, n., v., scummed, scumming. n. 1. a film or layer of foul or extraneous matter that forms on the surface of a liquid. 2. refuse or offscourings. 3. a low, worthless, or evil person. 4. such persons… …   Universalium

  • armored — Synonyms and related words: armed cap a pie, armor plated, cased, ceiled, cloaked, clouded, coated, coped, covered, covert, cowled, curtained, eclipsed, encapsulated, encapsuled, encased, enveloped, enwrapped, filmed, floored, hooded, housed, in… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • clouded — Synonyms and related words: Acheronian, Acherontic, Cimmerian, Stygian, abstruse, ambiguous, armored, beclouded, blind, buried, calico, cased, castellatus, ceiled, cirrose, cirrous, cloaked, close, cloud flecked, cloudy, coated, concealed, coped …   Moby Thesaurus

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