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Definition of the noun scum
What does scum mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: scums
- worthless people
- a film of impurities or vegetation that can form on the surface of a liquid
Alternative definition of the noun scum
- [uncountable] A layer of impurities that accumulates at the surface of a liquid (especially molten metal or water).
- [uncountable] A greenish water vegetation (such as algae), usually found floating on the surface of ponds
- synonym: bastard
- The topmost liquid layer of a cesspool or septic tank.
- [countable] [derogatory, slang] A person or persons considered to be reprehensible.
Definition of the verb scum
What does scum mean as a doing word?
verb - inflections: scummed, scumming
- remove the scum from
Alternative definition of the verb scum
- To remove the layer of scum from (a liquid etc.).
- To remove (something) as scum.
- [obsolete] To scour (the land, sea etc.).
SCUM is a musical group.
- album: "Dinner's Served"
Phrases with Scum
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Scum
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In Search of the New Age (1988)
A Humorous Look at an Emerging Culture by Christopher S. Kilham, Robert Engman
Super Blue Pond Scum is the number-one most concentrated superfood in the world, maybe in the whole universe. It's so simple, it's brilliant. Here's the theory behind eating concentrated pond scum. The entire animal kingdom originated from ...
QR, S Versability (2015)
by Roger J. Maderia
Scum is a liquid surface film. Carbohydrate substances are called starches. A stoup is a basin for holy water.
Hearings Before Committee on Naval Affairs of the House of Representatives, Estimates Submitted by the Secretary of the Navy, 1906-1907 (1907)
by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Naval Affairs
scum is the microbic and anaerobic action that takes place, of these little microbes eating each other — that is what it amounts to; so that at the end of eighteen or thirty- six hours it is then run off into what is called a basin. Passing before that ...
by CTI Reviews
Soap scum is an informal term for the white ...
WHEN THE SCORPION (2011)
A Play in Four Acts by Onyechi Mbamali
Scum is a praise word if you and ...
by P. Malanotte-Rizzoli
scum is the monthly climatological salinity taken from the atlas of Levitus (1982) and u is a restoring time scale, set at 30 days"1. Of course, this is an ad hoc arrangement; it is hoped that in the ...
Popular Science News (1901)
In these stages the brownish scum is the one to examine as it now loses its green color. In the conjugation, as ...
by Alireza Bahadori, Scott T. Smith
Scum A layer or film of foreign matter (such as grease, oil) that has risen to the surface of water or wastewater; a residue deposited on the ledge of a ...
A Library of Universal Knowledge and an Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language ...
SCUM–SCUPPERNONG. The general style of ornamentation of these stones,*'. ing by a comparison with Anglo-Saxon illuminated MSS has led to the conclusion that they were erected in the 8th or 9th c., when Christianity had but lately ...
by Tom Dalzell, Terry Victor
Combines SCUM (semen) with a conventional container; however, itis notuntil the 1960s that ...
A Botanical Dictionary (1805)
Or, Elements of Systematic and Philosophical Botany by Colin Milne
The clarification of the liquor, as far as is done in the first copper, is perfected after the more gross scum is taken off ; the remaining impurity, as the liquor boils, is skimmed off from the four or five remaining coppers, into which the liquor is ...
by Tony Thorne
This term of abuse is now widespread and is permitted in the broadcast media, in spite of the fact that its origin, unknown to many of its users, is as an obscene euphemism for condom; 'scum' being an obsolescent American term for semen.
Scum Cock. — A cock bolted to the outside of a marine boiler for the purpose of getting rid of the dirt, grease, grit, and salt which are floated up to the surface of the water. It is connected by a pipe passing through the side of the boiler to a ...
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The Metamorphosis exhibition
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- Stoe Scum
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- Scum on a jukebox
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- Rubbish, scum
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- Primary Scum
from a tour of SF's sewage treatment plan
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- Scum Meaning
Video shows what scum means. A layer of impurities that accumulates at the surface of a liquid (especially molten metal or water).. A greenish water vegetation ...
- Scum of the earth Meaning
Video shows what scum of the earth means. An unwanted individual, the worst type of person or people.. Scum of the earth Meaning. How to pronounce ...
- Fireside Chats: "Pure Scum" Book Description
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Scrabble value of S1C3U1M3
The value of this 4-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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