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Definition of "offscourings" [offscourings]

  • Plural form of offscouring. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "offscourings" in a sentence
  • "The "offscourings" of London, which the companies carried rather more to the southward than the northward with us, were hardly scoured off in"
  • "As a '49er, Christman said, he was surrounded "by the offscourings and scum of society" and by "more gamblers, more drunkards, more ugly, bad women, and larger lumps of gold" than "any other place of similar dimensions within Uncle Sam's dominions.""
  • "Simultaneously, as the labor scholar Samuel Yellen has described, they fueled anti-immigrant sentiment by branding these same individuals--who were responsible for the bulk of their corporate profits--a savage "rabble . . . who are the offscourings of Europe.""
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