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

  Scour \Scour\, v. i.
     1. To clean anything by rubbing. --Shak.
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     2. To cleanse anything.
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              Warm water is softer than cold, for it scoureth
              better.                               --Bacon.
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     3. To be purged freely; to have a diarrhoea.
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     4. To run swiftly; to rove or range in pursuit or search of
        something; to scamper.
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              So four fierce coursers, starting to the race,
              Scour through the plain, and lengthen every pace.
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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.
     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.
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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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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Scour \Scour\, n.
     1. Diarrhoea or dysentery among cattle.
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     2. The act of scouring.
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     3. A place scoured out by running water, as in the bed of a
        stream below a fall.
              If you catch the two sole denizens [trout] of a
              particular scour, you will find another pair
              installed in their place to-morrow.   --Grant Allen.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a place that is scoured (especially by running water)
      v 1: examine minutely; "The police scoured the country for the
      2: clean with hard rubbing; "She scrubbed his back" [syn:
         scrub, scour]
      3: rub hard or scrub; "scour the counter tops" [syn: scour,
      4: rinse, clean, or empty with a liquid; "flush the wound with
         antibiotics"; "purge the old gas tank" [syn: flush,
         scour, purge]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  190 Moby Thesaurus words for "scour":
     ablate, abrade, abrase, baptize, bark, bath, bathe, beat,
     beat the bushes, beeline, bite, blow, blow out, bolt, buff, bullet,
     burnish, career, chafe, clean, clean out, cleanse, clear,
     clear away, clear off, clear out, clear the decks, comb, corrode,
     course, cover, dart, dash, defecate, deplete, do, douche, drain,
     eat, eat away, eliminate, empty, empty out, erase, erode, evacuate,
     exhaust, fan, ferret out, file, find, finish, fleet, fling, flit,
     flush, flush out, fly, forage, fray, frazzle, fret, furbish, gall,
     gargle, glance, glaze, gloss, gnaw, gnaw away, go over, grate,
     graze, grind, grub, haste, hasten, hie, highball, holystone, hump,
     hump it, hurry, hurtle, irrigate, lather, launder, lave, look,
     look all over, look everywhere, look for, luster, make haste,
     measure, mop, mop up, overpass, pass over, pass through, patrol,
     perambulate, peregrinate, pererrate, ply, polish, post, purge,
     race, rake, range, range over, ransack, rasp, raze, reconnoiter,
     remove, rifle, rinse, rinse out, ritually immerse, rocket, rout,
     rub, rub away, rub off, rub out, rummage, rush, scamper, scoot,
     scour out, scour the country, scout, scramble, scrape, scrub,
     scrub up, scud, scuff, scurry, scuttle, search, search high heaven,
     seek, shake, shake down, shampoo, shine, shoot, shower, skedaddle,
     skin, sleek, slick, slick down, sluice, sluice out, smoke, soap,
     speed, sponge, step on it, swab, sweep, sweep out, syringe, tear,
     toivel, toss, track, transit, travel over, travel through,
     traverse, tub, turn inside out, turn upside down, unclog, unfoul,
     varnish, vent, void, voyage, wash, wash out, wash up, wax, wear,
     wear away

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