How To Use Scoured In A Sentence

  • I will have scoured out of the country before he be three days aulder. Saint Ronan's Well
  • Londonist scoured some of the weather sites and found the following predictions.
  • Since 2000 he has scoured the globe for acquisitions to hasten growth. Times, Sunday Times
  • Since 2000 he has scoured the globe for acquisitions to hasten growth. Times, Sunday Times
  • We scoured the aircraft for something to gain some leverage.
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  • My countrymen -- Australians -- men with whom I had hunted for silver in the desolate backblocks of New South Wales; men with whom I had scoured the interior of West Australia seeking for gold; men who had been with me on the tin fields and opal fields. Campaign Pictures of the War in South Africa (1899-1900) Letters from the Front
  • The hit-and-run scene was sealed off as forensic teams scoured it amid a huge manhunt. The Sun
  • Rescue crews had scoured an area of 30 square miles.
  • So they scoured the bottom and fixed up a banderbast for keeping the mud from coming downstream from above, and having made a sort of stewpond, put in four or five hundred yearling brownies. The Tragic Bride
  • The hit-and-run scene was sealed off as forensic teams scoured it amid a huge manhunt. The Sun
  • Forbes recently scoured the art world to find out, spending weeks consulting with collectors, art appraisers, insurers, auction houses and gallery owners around the globe. Top Billionaire Art Collectors
  • Yet, wedged into a cavernous socket scooped out of the mountain like ice cream and scoured smooth by wind and rain, the setting is spectacular.
  • The fast-moving water had scoured out a channel in the rock.
  • One woman admitted she cleans her skirting boards with cotton buds, while another scoured the kitchen floor with steel wool for hours on end.
  • Anyway, I scoured a few bookshops to find good books on how to do your own plumbing.
  • I didn't complain as I unclogged and scoured the grease traps and toilets.
  • Her attendants and courtiers, with the aid of local tribals, scoured the foothills of Brahmagiri where they found the eternal Varaha spring.
  • Ms. Leeds is conducting a search for a chief financial officer of a large publicly traded managed-care company and says she has "scoured" the universe of available candidates from within the industry, with little luck. Experienced Finance Execs Top
  • What's left behind are new surfaces: kettle moraines, outwash plains, pingos, scoured barren grounds.
  • The goods are next "scoured" in water acidulated with hydrochloric acid, and boiled in a solution of soda, then washed as before in clear water. Textiles For Commercial, Industrial, and Domestic Arts Schools; Also Adapted to Those Engaged in Wholesale and Retail Dry Goods, Wool, Cotton, and Dressmaker's Trades
  • Forensic teams sealed off the area with tape and scoured the street for clues as uniformed officers carried out door-to-door inquiries.
  • I've scoured through the last chapter and have changed all the mistakes I could find.
  • Its bed and estuary scoured and sunken, was now a canal of sea water and a race of grimy bargemen brought the heavy materials of trade from the Pool thereby beneath the very feet of the workers. When the Sleeper Wakes
  • He'd make a powerful traverse, knock off a good-sized avalanche, then turn around and make a few turns where the slide had scoured.
  • Two lifeboats and a coastguard helicopter scoured the area for hours before ending their search. The Sun
  • He scoured Europe for skilled artisans and exotic plant cuttings. America Past and Present
  • Nevertheless, I scoured the store shelves to find the best brands that hair mousse has to offer.
  • They were twelve hours covering the thirty versts, and at Katschuk Rezánov succumbed for two days, while Jón scoured the country in search of a telega; as sometimes happened there was a long stretch of country without snow, and sledges, by far the most comfortable method of travel in Siberia, could not be used. Rezánov
  • The fast-moving water had scoured out a channel in the rock.
  • Having scoured Europe for a suitable estate with water frontage, they had bought Ballynatray ‘on its last legs’ according to one conservation expert.
  • Cooking utensils, chairs and tables were scoured with white sand. Scottish Voices 1745-1960
  • Rescue crews had scoured an area of 30 square miles.
  • The stream had scoured a channel.
  • Untinned copper is traditionally used in ‘preserving pans’ for making jam, which should be well scoured before use.
  • The documentary team has scoured the region for the most unusual stories on heritage, lifestyle and history and they've come up with a treasure trove of the bizarre and unusual.
  • We scoured the area for somewhere to pitch our tent.
  • The "offscourings" of London, which the companies carried rather more to the southward than the northward with us, were hardly scoured off in London Films
  • He scoured among surrounding trees with a kukri to collect dead wood so as to keep a fire blazing through the night. THE OPEN DOOR
  • Daimler-Chrysler's designers and engineers scoured nature for the best organism on which to base their vehicle and came up with the boxfish. Autoblog
  • We scoured the area for somewhere to pitch our tent.
  • And there was one refinement in the rude chalet not always present in regions far less removed from the centres of civilization: besides the cloth -- so coarse as to be a curiosity -- which the woman laid for us over an end of the unscoured table, she put at each of our places, as a matter of course, a fresh napkin of the same rude stuff. Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 17, No. 102, June, 1876
  • Since 1987 Forbes has scoured the globe tracking the fortunes of the world's wealthiest people and uncovering new faces.
  • Since then, his wife, a ragpicker, found two other broken models as she scoured the garbage dump, and he paid to have them repaired. India: Toilets Are Scarce, And Highly Desirable
  • The press has scoured every exit poll for the latest evidence of racial polarization, not just in terms of white and black, but black and brown as well.
  • The water had raced down the slope and scoured out the bed of a stream.
  • The face of the backing would be scoured clean and fluxed.
  • The water had raced down the slope and scoured out the bed of a stream.
  • The water flow has scoured deep pools underneath the trees, creating excellent cover habitat for fish.
  • As the roiling backwash streamed past, it scoured around me, and when the froth cleared, there beneath my feet were multitudes of clams, all small and without hydroids.
  • King said he'd "scoured" Rush Limbaugh's infamous comment that the media was giving Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb too much credit because he was black and found no racism in it whatsoever - Limbaugh, said King, was calling out the media for reverse racism. AlterNet.org Main RSS Feed
  • Investigators have scoured the Atlantic seabed with a robot submarine equipped with a camera trying to find traces of the lost jet for nearly two years. The Sun
  • And the food service workers who scoured the commercial kitchens improvising communal meals for hundreds of those stranded.
  • Then, in the bungling hurry of fitting out, the hulls of several vessels were left foul, which made them dull sailers; while nearly all the holds were left unscoured, which, of course, helped to propagate the fevers, scurvy, plague, and pestilence brought on by bad food badly stowed. The Great Fortress : A chronicle of Louisbourg 1720-1760
  • Detectives scoured the country for their witness. Times, Sunday Times
  • He reasoned that the water and spray had scoured away the soft shale, leaving the overhanging ledge of hard limestone.
  • Concentrating harder, he scoured the playground, trying to find out where and who the voice was coming from.
  • He scoured medical textbooks and science web sites to gather information on the sources of many human illnesses.
  • You may make a handle of it, or you may throw it on the bonfire of scoured rubbish. Daniel Deronda
  • The swellings which arise in the ham, at the foot, or in any other part from the pressure, should be well wrapped in unscoured and carded wool, washed with wine and oil, and anointed with cerate, before bandaging; and if the splints give pain they should be slackened. On Fractures
  • After the sighting, the FBI's multiagency violent fugitive task force in Boston and inspectors from New Scotland Yard scoured London hotels, Internet cafes and gyms in search of Bulger. Mobster Whitey Bulger arrested in California
  • All day for a week, she and other members of her team scoured the arid landscape for fossils, their only tools a tiny pick and a brush.
  • They felt as if they'd been scoured out with a Brillo pad.
  • They scoured junkyards for tube ends and pressure gauges and stripped old ovens bare for dials and piping.
  • We scoured the area for somewhere to pitch our tent.
  • Elsewhere, SH-60 antisubmarine helicopters stationed at a U.S. naval base in Atsugi, outside of Tokyo, scoured debris fields in the sea on Monday and conducted search-and-rescue activities along the coast of the most devastated areas. U.S. Military Joins in Quake-Relief Effort
  • Around 30 officers scoured the murder scene for clues and carried out door-to-door enquiries in the area.
  • He scoured the streets for his lost ring.
  • The family put up posters, scoured the streets and notified local dog kennels and police. Times, Sunday Times
  • Back then, the cataclysmic flood waters in the region scoured away the soils of Eastern Washington and carried house-sized boulders from Montana as far away as Oregon.
  • Wool -- this is, by a specific rate on the grease pound (i. e., unscoured) -- operates to exclude wools of high shrinkage in scouring but fine quality from the American market and thereby lessens the range of wools available to the domestic manufacturer; that the duty on scoured wool Of State of the Union Address (1790-2001)
  • This week I've scoured the top stores for the best party bargains. The Sun
  • The steep grass of the alp scoured my knees and slapped my cheeks.
  • Teams of rescuers scoured bush-clad hills in rain and mist yesterday searching for the missing trio.
  • Anyway, I scoured a few bookshops to find good books on how to do your own plumbing.
  • That half-hour lull before the pub closed, Captin and Ruby enjoyed the easy quiet and didn’t talk much while they worked: he checked the range and flicked a glob of batter in to test the fat; she scoured the counter and put out fresh greaseproof squares beside the paper, ready to wrap chips, then Captin wiped the counter down again. Excerpt: Ruby's Spoon by Anna Lawrence Pietroni
  • The well-scrubbed Dutch stoop is famous and has come to serve as an example of public exhibitionism and bourgeois pretentiousness .... but it was no pretense; the interiors of the Dutch houses were equally scrubbed and scoured. Dutch Domesticity in the Golden Age
  • Now, sartin I'd a said that missis would a scoured the varsal world after Lizy. The Christian Slave: A Drama
  • He enlisted two local geologists who scoured the existing geological data and found a large polyhalite deposit. Times, Sunday Times
  • Intruder jets from the aircraft carrier Ranger, and Cobra attack helicopters scoured the area for armed men.
  • Disney's imagineers have scoured the color spectrum and discovered the shades least noticeable to the human eye.
  • Shortly, he set out with 200 ships and "scoured" the seas and in 90 days, cleared the Pirates. Latest Articles
  • If there's a strong south-westerly wind, it feels like a layer of your skin is being scoured off. Back to the land: from London to sheep farming on Eigg
  • An RAF helicopter and a police spotter aircraft were scrambled, and 90 rescuers scoured the moor near Keld, County Durham.
  • First they were cleaned, the brass scoured with wood-ash until it shone pale gold, the silver made bright, the brushes and dusting-cloths washed, cupboards turned out, everything washed again in running water and dried sun; then prayers were said for the household tools, and marigold flowers and jessamine were put on the shelves. Housekeeping in India
  • Cutting firewood was men's work in the winter, but in the summer, it was women who scoured the woods for dried alder branches and blasty boughs for cooking. Gutenber-e Help Page
  • Andrew scoured the bare halls for a possible informant; quickly turning and grasping the arm of a passing soldier.
  • He only began his collection in 1998 and scoured boot sales and online record shop and auction sites to pick up golden oldies. The Sun
  • The counter, shelves, and floor had all been scoured, and the latter was overstrewn with fresh blue sand. The House of the Seven Gables
  • They emptied a grain store and scoured ponds and a reservoir in vain. The Sun
  • All that day and all the day following, Port Haven was scoured from top to bottom, from the smallest closet to the tiniest dockside dory.
  • They emptied a grain store and scoured ponds and a reservoir in vain. The Sun
  • This week I've scoured the top stores for the best party bargains. The Sun
  • The inadequate, almost primitive, bathing facilities in Villa Elsa corresponded to the unscoured condition of its occupants. Villa Elsa A Story of German Family Life
  • Meanwhile forensics experts scoured the house for clues. The Sun
  • Sniffer dogs and police frogmen scoured areas around the Hong Kong Convention Center, the venue for today's celebrations, and police sealed part of the area along the famous Victoria Harbour.
  • He used the city as his headquarters for the next week while he and his men scoured the nearby mountains for rebellious Cilician highlanders. Alexander the Great
  • This week I've scoured the top stores for the best party bargains. The Sun
  • Gadifer counselled a debarcation by night, which was done, and then he took the command of a small body of men and scoured the island with them for eight days without meeting one native, they having all fled to the mountains. Celebrated Travels and Travellers Part I. The Exploration of the World
  • If she were seen holding a stem of beardtongue blossoms to admire their color or stooping to touch the spikes of jimson leaves, some would solemnly call her mazed in the head not to know beardtongue when she saw it, and others would wonder, grinning, was she so wit-scoured as perhaps to eat jimson? Cold Mountain
  • Like a big wind scoured out the dust and pollen from the valley. Dorothy! Dorothy! (Jack Bog's Blog)
  • Parents can choose to filter out the rude words they scoured thesauruses to find when they were children, and there is an audio option, so you can hear how to articulate your new-found vocabulary.
  • It was a cool, unrelenting wind and in places it had scoured the sand from the bedrock and the quartzite gleamed beneath it as white as bone. The Crossing-Place
  • The bay floor has been scoured by shrimp trawls of nearly all the vegetation that once helped to settle suspended sediments; you learn to fish in off-color water.
  • That half-hour lull before the pub closed, Captin and Ruby enjoyed the easy quiet and didn’t talk much while they worked: he checked the range and flicked a glob of batter in to test the fat; she scoured the counter and put out fresh greaseproof squares beside the paper, ready to wrap chips, then Captin wiped the counter down again. Excerpt: Ruby's Spoon by Anna Lawrence Pietroni
  • The kids have scoured the school grounds and even the slightest hint of litter has been cleared away to leave the place gleaming.
  • We scoured the area for somewhere to pitch our tent.
  • From his rockface eyrie he scoured the internet for advice on healing his ravaged fingertips. Times, Sunday Times
  • With a spoon, she scoured the crumbs from a used jar of raspberry jam.
  • We watched a yellow margined triggerfish as it scoured the seabed below.
  • Search teams scoured the nearby area for evidence. The Sun
  • The hit-and-run scene was sealed off as forensic teams scoured it amid a huge manhunt. The Sun
  • Now, sartin I'd a said that Missis would a scoured the varsal world after Lizy," added Sam, thoughtfully. Uncle Tom's Cabin
  • For a 1989 exhibition on the history of television, Smithsonian curators scoured flea markets and garage sales in a search for lunch boxes depicting popular shows and characters.
  • Likewise the tires must be properly scoured to remove deep down grime and small particles it came contact with on the road.
  • Basic assumptions are having to be revisited, old arguments dredged up, canonical material critically scoured.
  • She had been officially expelled from the clan, and her clan markings scoured clean with caustic substances.
  • Groups of cadets scoured the area 'emu-bobbing' to ensure there was no litter.
  • Ships and helicopters scoured the area to find survivors as warnings of a second storm were issued. Times, Sunday Times
  • During the years of the gold rush in Australia the Chinese were well known for industriously working their way through the mullock heaps (the heaps where the other miners discarded the material they had scoured for gold).
  • Since 2000 he has scoured the globe for acquisitions to hasten growth. Times, Sunday Times
  • The railway has generally scoured Europe for suitable rolling stock and has also acquired some ballast wagons from Romania.
  • SAN JUAN DE MARCONA, Peru — In its worldwide quest for commodities, China has scoured South America for everything from Brazilian soybeans to Guyanese timber and Venezuelan oil.
  • For the remainder of the month, the army scoured the countryside in search of remaining camps.
  • With a spoon, she scoured the crumbs from a used jar of raspberry jam.
  • But if it be the winter season, the part is to be covered with unscoured wool, which is to be sprinkled from above with tepid wine and oil, but on no account is either bandage or compress to be applied; for this should be known most especially, that whatever compresses, or is heavy, does mischief in such cases. On The Articulations
  • Earth scientists have scoured the planet for paleoclimate proxies, natural archives of the past environment. Smithsonian Mag
  • Have your musket clean as a whistle, hatchet scoured, sixty rounds powder and ball, and be ready to march at a minute's warning.
  • The rubicund moon-head goes wagging; darker beams the copper visage, like unscoured copper; in the glazed eye is disquietude; he rolls uneasy in his seat, as if he meant something. The French Revolution
  • Anticipating a windscoured ridge, we left our crampons and axes in the col at the top of the chute.
  • I'm sure nature will not try to restore itself as it did when the county dug a huge ditch outside the pass -- supposedly to keep the pass open by receiving the sand "scoured" from the bottom. undefined
  • When the waters subsided, Greg started searching for his new wife and helped pull two men out of the wreckage and rescue an unconscious girl as he scoured the town.
  • Gardens fill the bottom of Torment Basin, ringed by moraines, scoured rock, and living ice.
  • Broken trees are scattered everywhere; scoured paths lead up mountainsides to mysterious hidden cirques.
  • Scoured down to reveal innumerable layers of underpainting and at some points the raw linen itself, the work is a rugged terrain of peaks and craters, the walls of which reveal strata of paintings long past.
  • He is good metal in the inside, though rough and unscoured without, and therefore hated of the courtier, that is quite contrary. Microcosmography or, a Piece of the World Discovered; in Essays and Characters
  • It must have happened before the visible maria formed, because they are not covered or scoured by the materials ejected from the huge craters.
  • They scoured the dunes and nearby beach with binoculars to detect any sign of uncontrolled activity.
  • From his rockface eyrie he scoured the internet for advice on healing his ravaged fingertips. Times, Sunday Times
  • Hammond has scoured the world looking for on-the-ground examples of his businesslike approach to social change.
  • Detectives scoured the country for their witness. Times, Sunday Times
  • Ships and helicopters scoured the area to find survivors as warnings of a second storm were issued. Times, Sunday Times
  • The exodus started in Anhui and North Kiangsu, provinces already scoured and picked clean when icy winds from the Gobi Desert drove the inhabitants south. PEARL BUCK IN CHINA
  • Two lifeboats and a coastguard helicopter scoured the area for hours before ending their search. The Sun
  • When we'd beaten the rugs, scoured the plank floors, and polished the mopboards, Aunt Helga declared that it was time to rest.
  • She enumerated the many rooms that were in the house: those that were covered with carpets, the margins whereof had to be beeswaxed: those others, only partially covered with rugs, which had to be entirely waxed: the upper rooms were uncarpeted and unrugged, and had, therefore, to be scrubbed: the basement, consisting of two red-flagged kitchens and a scullery, had also to be scoured out. Mary, Mary
  • When he started preproduction for the project, he scoured music shops around New York, buying every scratchy old record he could find.
  • On Friday, we again scoured the critical responses to find out what everyone's saying. Rounding Up The ‘Avatar’ Reviews… » MTV Movies Blog
  • With a mongrel of overcast sun straying to and from her heels, she scoured all three for conspicuous features related to light.
  • Search teams scoured the nearby area for evidence. The Sun
  • He is good metal in the inside, though rough and unscoured without, and therefore hated of the courtier, that is quite contrary. Microcosmography or, a Piece of the World Discovered; in Essays and Characters
  • The bank is steep ochre clay, water-scoured by spring floods and melt from the retreating glaciers to the east.
  • The channels were probably scoured by storms and filled with shells removed from inner platform settings.
  • The hill's lower slopes swell gradually to a gently rounded summit plateau, a bare, wind-scoured place that is haunted by the melancholic cry of the golden plover.
  • They've scoured their record collections for their favourite chic embellishments soas to enhance the luxury commodity aura of their product.
  • I scoured the shops for a blue and white shirt, but I couldn't find one anywhere.
  • To compile our list, we spoke with brokers and consulted listing agents and real estate appraisers and scoured real estate listings. America's Most Expensive Homes
  • Rescue crews had scoured an area of 30 square miles.
  • What's left behind are new surfaces: kettle moraines, outwash plains, pingos, scoured barren grounds.
  • Over the years, the stream had scoured out a round pool in the rock.
  • Hunters scoured thick forests today searching for a wild elephant that rampaged through villages on both sides of the India-Nepal border, trampling 12 people to death.
  • The glacier scoured away all the rock above the Portland brownstone leaving a mantle of glacial till.
  • We've scoured the vales and villages, clifftops and coves in search of the best rental properties in the land.
  • Last year a team of 20 divers scoured the seabed for shells, bombs and mortars up to ten metres deep; items were either brought up for disposal or blown up in situ if they looked unstable.
  • He scoured the gaunt landscape as if his primordial authority was enough to plunge the lid of the monochrome building down to floor level to allow him a cowardly escape.
  • We scoured financial documents and did our best to point out hype, but often felt like shills.
  • "We scoured the shopping precinct for her thinking she had just gone into another shop, but she had just disappeared.
  • Occasionally the outline had been obscured by the growth of turf and weeds, and then the lord of the manor had requisitioned the services of the inhabitants of several of the pretty villages near the downs, who climbed up to the horse at the appointed time and, armed with picks, spades, and brushes, "scoured" the horse until it was quite white again, and its proportions clearly shown. From John O'Groats to Land's End
  • Since 2000 he has scoured the globe for acquisitions to hasten growth. Times, Sunday Times
  • The bank is steep ochre clay, water-scoured by spring floods and melt from the retreating glaciers to the east.
  • We could see where the cart wheels had scoured the ground.
  • A radio-controlled robot scoured the plant and detected higher than normal radiation levels. Tepco Stock Stabilizes
  • Utensils, pots, counters are scoured clean as soon as they are used.
  • Police scoured the city, eventually finding and detaining the miscreant pair.
  • The surrounding glacially scoured landscape is also generally free of topography that can obstruct the radar's beam.
  • They have been scoured and polished to such a smooth clean finish that scarcely one fine white thread of ligament remains between the joints.
  • Phill and I walked out into the surf to about 2 foot depth and scoured the surf from shore to about 30 yards out for signs of feeding tarpon.
  • The soup was cold and greasy and tasted of an unscoured pot. Winnie Childs The Shop Girl
  • Unfortunately, he didn't care for the way we phrased the question, so he refuses to have any further conflict with the site and all mentions of his name scoured from it. Comics Should Be Good! @ Comic Book Resources
  • They've scoured their record collections for their favourite chic embellishments soas to enhance the luxury commodity aura of their product.
  • While mobile phone records can be scoured from here to eternity, anything short of recorded conversations seems unlikely to constitute watertight evidence.
  • He scoured Europe for skilled artisans and exotic plant cuttings. America Past and Present
  • The stream had scoured a channel.
  • Surely a tower of bone that looks as though it could touch the sun itself, would be noticeable to one of the many search parties that had scoured through this land.
  • Exotic grapefruit trees, pepper plants and Australian pines have invaded Pelican Island, and erosion has scoured away more than half the refuge.
  • Mehta's camera has meticulously scoured and documented the remnants of those many argosies that have arrived unheralded on Indian shores to carry away the loot of its once unparalleled tropical wealth.
  • They have scoured homeless hostels, mounted a publicity campaign and Fran's parents even hired a private detective in their desperate hunt for clues.
  • This week I've scoured the top stores for the best party bargains. The Sun
  • To back up his case he talked to stockbreeders and horticulturists, gardeners and shepherds, attended flower shows and animal exhibitions, and scoured the museums and libraries for zoological facts.
  • While the rest of the world scoured their thesauruses for superlatives, the band themselves were concentrating.
  • One search party scoured the forest on foot while another in a helicopter used a loudspeaker to direct the rescue team. Times, Sunday Times
  • Roguish building blocks appear to be recklessly stacked, squiggle across scoured plazas or bend upward or away as if seen through a curved lens.
  • All that day and all the day following, Port Haven was scoured from top to bottom, from the smallest closet to the tiniest dockside dory.
  • Over the years, the stream had scoured out a round pool in the rock.
  • The family put up posters, scoured the streets and notified local dog kennels and police. Times, Sunday Times
  • High-pressure jets of water and compressed air scoured the hardened concrete to rid it of dirt, rocks, and, especially, laitance. Colossus
  • From the creased limestone walls, scoured and pocked into strange, jagged forms, winked small flecks of minerals and crystals. GRACE
  • The police scoured the country for the fugitive
  • She made no reply and backed away toward the door of the living-room, finishing the last strip of unscoured floor before she even replied. Madcap
  • To stock the shop the sales team scoured trade fairs to choose a selection that is exciting and unusual.
  • In this image, there is evidence for a period of erosion when winds scoured the surface at nearly right angles to the prominent yardang direction.

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