[ UK /skˈɜːf/ ]
  1. (botany) a covering that resembles scales or bran that covers some plant parts
  2. a thin flake of dead epidermis shed from the surface of the skin
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How To Use scurf In A Sentence

  • = -- On trunks of old trees thick, shallow-channeled, broad-ridged; on stems of young trees and upon branches smooth, greenish; season's shoots at first rusty-scurfy or puberulent, in late autumn becoming smooth and light russet brown. Handbook of the Trees of New England
  • Wearing hats for too long makes hair oily and produces scurf while the air conditioning makes the hair lose moisture.
  • Be helpful for nourish hair and eliminate scurf, relax tired.
  • A woolly kind of scurf, scraped off the leaf stalks, is used for calking boats, and the stem furnishes a small quantity of wood. Catalogue of Economic Plants in the Collection of the U. S. Department of Agriculture
  • Diddy Shovel's skin was like asphalt, fissured and cracked, thickened by a lifetime of weather, the scurf of age. THE SHIPPING NEWS
  • The "nit" -- the egg of the louse -- might be distinguished from scurf Advice to a Mother on the Management of Her Children
  • In the course of a week of this treatment the scurf ought to be quite cured. How I Take Care Of My Hair | Edwardian Promenade
  • In the iris of the eye the atrophied condition of the skin is indicated by a heavy, dark rim, the so-called scurf rim. Nature Cure
  • He spends most of that time at the creek, ‘washing off the plantation scurf.’
  • After a few days, a scurf or branny scales will begin to form on the skin. Searchlights on Health: Light on Dark Corners A Complete Sexual Science and a Guide to Purity and Physical Manhood, Advice To Maiden, Wife, And Mother, Love, Courtship, And Marriage
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