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scours(used with a sing. or pl. verb) Diarrhea in livestock.

scour′er n.

scour, scours

1. the chemical and physical cleaning of fleece wool.
2. diarrhea.

dietetic scour
see dietary diarrhea.
peat scour
see secondary nutritional copper deficiency.
scour weed
scour worm
includes the genera Trichostrongylus, Ostertagia, Cooperia and Nematodirus spp.
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3] studied the scour and flow field at a spur dike in a 90 degree channel.
Each group applies the qualitative and quantitative analyses they learned to a real-world scenario to determine if a Scour Plan of Action is required to remedy the situation described in the scenario.
Figures 8 to 11 represent the relation between the longitudinal spacing ratio (SL/b) and the relative scour (ds/b).
We are happy and satisfied our creditors will be paid and that the process has allowed Scour to maximize the value of its assets," Dan Rodrigues, president of Scour, said after the day-long hearing.
The microwaved wool bales were easier to scour, offering benefits similar to those observed in initial trials.
Scour improves results by allowing people to vote and comment on each search query, making search engine results more relevant through a combination of algorithmic and human-powered intelligence.
Scour estimates at bridge foundations have been roundly criticized for decades as being overly conservative.
Ali and Lim (1986) pop up on the depth of the scour hole.
This report describes a new method for estimating pier scour based on the latest knowledge regarding flow, structure, and sediment interactions and to address weaknesses in earlier methods.
And today they called on readers of the Birmingham Mail to scour the next four pages and name the louts who heaped shame on the city.