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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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They'd sell you the pan scourers, and then they'd charge you extra for using them.
THERE has been a lot of publicity about the increase in the cost of food, but I was shocked at an almost 50 per cent rise in the price of a pan scourer.
12 Cut Brillo pads, scourers, dusters and sponges in half to get twice as much use out of them.
And we cut up pieces of pot scourers , tied into little pads with elastic bands, to apply the paint.
While his children were at school they had kitchen scourers dragged down their face because they were English.
Participants need to look for a code under a 'Spontext to Win' sticker on special packs of Window Wonder, Brilliant and Tough Scourers, Washups and Second Skin household gloves.
They were sent round the doors selling shoe polish, scourers and chamois leathers.
Product manager for Minky, Joanna Watling, says the household durable cleaning market, which includes cloths, scourers and dusters, rose to 135m [pounds sterling] last year with a year-on-year increase in sales of 15.
The cruel suggestions included using the tiny mammals as pan- scourers, loofahs or hairbrushes.