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  • verb Present participle of scroop.


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  • Only other person on Promenade a fisher-boy scrooping over the tiles in _sabots_.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 102, June 4, 1892 Various

  • Mrs. Goudie and Mary pushed back their chairs with a horrid scrooping noise, Mavis got up briskly, the baby awoke and began to cry.

    The Devil's Garden W. B. Maxwell 1902

  • Yet no one opened the great oak door; and Angela had a sudden sinking at the heart as the slow minutes passed and brought no sound of footsteps within, no scrooping of a bolt to betoken the opening of the door.

    London Pride Or When the World Was Younger 1875

  • The white dress was no longer motionless, and in the unnatural stillness of the hot night Mrs. Powell heard the distant, scrooping noise of a hinge revolving slowly, as if guided by a cautious hand.

    Aurora Floyd. A Novel Mary Elizabeth 1863


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