Shruff Shruff, n. [Cf. {Scruff}, {Scurf}.] Rubbish. Specifically: (a) Dross or refuse of metals. [Obs.] (b) Light, dry wood, or stuff used for fuel. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]

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