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 for Scouring cinder
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Scour \Scour\ (skour), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Scoured; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Scouring.] [Akin to LG. sch["u]ren, D. schuren,
     schueren, G. scheuern, Dan. skure; Sw. skura; all possibly
     fr. LL. escurare, fr. L. ex + curare to take care. Cf.
     Cure.]
     1. To rub hard with something rough, as sand or Bristol
        brick, especially for the purpose of cleaning; to clean by
        friction; to make clean or bright; to cleanse from grease,
        dirt, etc., as articles of dress.
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     2. To purge; as, to scour a horse.
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     3. To remove by rubbing or cleansing; to sweep along or off;
        to carry away or remove, as by a current of water; --
        often with off or away.
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              [I will] stain my favors in a bloody mask,
              Which, washed away, shall scour my shame with it.
                                                    --Shak.
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     4. [Perhaps a different word; cf. OF. escorre, escourre, It.
        scorrere, both fr. L. excurrere to run forth. Cf.
        Excursion.] To pass swiftly over; to brush along; to
        traverse or search thoroughly; as, to scour the coast.
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              Not so when swift Camilla scours the plain. --Pope.
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     5. To cleanse or clear, as by a current of water; to flush.
  
              If my neighbor ought to scour a ditch. --Blackstone.
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     Scouring barrel, a tumbling barrel. See under Tumbling.
        
  
     Scouring cinder (Metal.), a basic slag, which attacks the
        lining of a shaft furnace. --Raymond.
  
     Scouring rush. (Bot.) See Dutch rush, under Dutch.
  
     Scouring stock (Woolen Manuf.), a kind of fulling mill.
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