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(||Scro"tum) n. [L.] (Anat.) The bag or pouch which contains the testicles; the cod.
(Scrouge) v. t. [Etymol. uncertain.] To crowd; to squeeze. [Prov. Eng. & Colloq. U.S.]
(Scrow) n. [See Escrow, Scroll.]
1. A scroll. [Obs.] Palsgrave.
2. A clipping from skins; a currier's cuttings.
(Scroyle) n. [Cf. OF. escrouselle a kind of vermin, escrouelles, pl., scrofula, F. écrouelles, fr.
(assumed) LL. scrofellae for L. scrofulae. See Scrofula, and cf. Cruels.] A mean fellow; a wretch.
(Scrub) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Scrubbed (skrubd); p. pr. & vb. n. Scrubbing.] [OE. scrobben,
probably of Dutch or Scand. origin; cf. Dan. skrubbe, Sw. skrubba, D. schrobben, LG. schrubben.]
To rub hard; to wash with rubbing; usually, to rub with a wet brush, or with something coarse or rough, for
the purpose of cleaning or brightening; as, to scrub a floor, a doorplate.
(Scrub), v. i. To rub anything hard, especially with a wet brush; to scour; hence, to be diligent and
penurious; as, to scrub hard for a living.
1. One who labors hard and lives meanly; a mean fellow. "A sorry scrub." Bunyan.
We should go there in as proper a manner as possible; nor altogether like the scrubs about us.Goldsmith.
2. Something small and mean.
3. A worn-out brush. Ainsworth.
4. A thicket or jungle, often specified by the name of the prevailing plant; as, oak scrub, palmetto scrub,
5. (Stock Breeding) One of the common live stock of a region of no particular breed or not of pure
breed, esp. when inferior in size, etc. [U.S.]
Scrub bird (Zoöl.), an Australian passerine bird of the family Atrichornithidæ, as Atrichia clamosa;
called also brush bird. Scrub oak (Bot.), the popular name of several dwarfish species of oak.
The scrub oak of New England and the Middle States is Quercus ilicifolia, a scraggy shrub; that of the
Southern States is a small tree (Q. Catesbæi); that of the Rocky Mountain region is Q. undulata, var. Gambelii.
Scrub robin (Zoöl.), an Australian singing bird of the genus Drymodes.
(Scrub), a. Mean; dirty; contemptible; scrubby.
How solitary, how scrub, does this town look!Walpole.
No little scrub joint shall come on my board.Swift. Scrub game, a game, as of ball, by unpracticed players. Scrub race, a race between scrubs, or
between untrained animals or contestants.
(Scrub"bed) a. Dwarfed or stunted; scrubby.