(Scum), v. i. To form a scum; to become covered with scum. Also used figuratively.
Life, and the interest of life, have stagnated and scummed over.A. K. H. Boyd.
(Scum"ber) v. i. [Cf. Discumber.] To void excrement. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] Massinger.
(Scum"ber), n. Dung. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.]
(Scum"ble) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Scumbled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Scumbling ] [Freq. of scum.
&radic 158.] (Fine Arts) To cover lighty, as a painting, or a drawing, with a thin wash of opaque color,
or with color-crayon dust rubbed on with the stump, or to make any similar additions to the work, so as
to produce a softened effect.
1. (Fine Arts) (a) A mode of obtaining a softened effect, in painting and drawing, by the application
of a thin layer of opaque color to the surface of a painting, or part of the surface, which is too bright in
color, or which requires harmonizing. (b) In crayon drawing, the use of the stump.
2. The color so laid on. Also used figuratively.
Shining above the brown scumbling of leafless orchards.L. Wallace.
(Scum"mer) v. i. To scumber. [Obs.] Holland.
(Scum"mer), n. Excrement; scumber. [Obs.]
(Scum"mer), n. [Cf. OF. escumoire, F. écumoire. See Scum, and cf. Skimmer.] An instrument
for taking off scum; a skimmer.
(Scum"ming) n. (a) The act of taking off scum. (b) That which is scummed off; skimmings; scum;
used chiefly in the plural.
(Scum"my) a. Covered with scum; of the nature of scum. Sir P. Sidney.
(Scun"ner) v. t. [Cf. Shun.] To cause to loathe, or feel disgust at. [Scot. & Prov. Eng.]
(Scun"ner), v. i. To have a feeling of loathing or disgust; hence, to have dislike, prejudice, or
reluctance. [Scot. & Prov. Eng.] C. Kingsley.
(Scun"ner), n. A feeling of disgust or loathing; a strong prejudice; abhorrence; as, to take a scunner
against some one. [Scot. & Prov. Eng.] Carlyle.
(Scup) n. [D. schop.] A swing. [Local, U.S.]
(Scup), n. [Contr. fr. American Indian mishcùp, fr. mishe-kuppi large, thick-scaled.] (Zoöl.) A
marine sparoid food fish (Stenotomus chrysops, or S. argyrops), common on the Atlantic coast of the
United States. It appears bright silvery when swimming in the daytime, but shows broad blackish transverse
bands at night and when dead. Called also porgee, paugy, porgy, scuppaug.
The same names are also applied to a closely allied Southern species
(Scup"paug) n. [Contr. fr. Amer. Indian mishcuppauog, pl. of mishcup.] (Zoöl.) See 2d