Scur

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. i Scur skûr To move hastily; to scour.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • scur To graze, skim, or touch lightly; jerk.
    • scur To scour; pass over rapidly, as on horseback.
    • scur To run or fly; flit hurriedly; scour.
    • n scur A dwarfed or stunted horn. See the quotation.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Scur skur to graze, to jerk: to scour over
    • v.i Scur to flit hurriedly.—Also Skirr
    • n Scur skur (Scot.) a stunted horn.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. Scour to run

Usage

In poetry:

Comes then snow scur on the river
And a world is covered with jade
Small boat floats like a lanthorn,
The flowing water closts as with cold. And at San Yin
they are a people of leisure.
"Canto XLIX: For the Seven Lakes" by Ezra Pound