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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of scum.


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  • Clutching the woodwork of the galley for support, — and I confess the grease with which it was scummed put my teeth on edge, — I reached across a hot cooking-range to the offending utensil, unhooked it, and wedged it securely into the coal-box.

    Chapter 2

  • We found him, when we went to search for him, face downward in a little green-scummed pool, which lay at the foot of the garden.

    Sole Music

  • From the end of it a small wand planted here and there showed where the path zig-zagged from tuft to tuft of rushes among those green-scummed pits and foul quagmires which barred the way to the stranger.

    The Seriously Deranged Writer and the Model Cars

  • Presently, however, I came upon a very strange and unsettling dream; for I dreamed that I had been left alone on the island, and was sitting very desolate upon the edge of the brown-scummed pit.

    The Boats of the 'Glen Carrig'

  • It was not easy to take a bath either; maybe once a week, and then you might have to bath in excessively dirty and heavy scummed water.

    Non-Hollywood Compos Mentis

  • He indicated the roaring brown water, scummed with white.

    The Falcons of Montabard

  • The sound might be a trickle, but it came from a green-scummed liquid that glistened some seven or eight feet below.

    Sharpe's Escape

  • Eyes that had become pools of scummed-over sewer seepage focused on the handful.

    Carnivores of Light and Darkness

  • Bappoo went back to the beleaguered Outer Fort while the Killadar slunk back to the hilltop palace above its green-scummed lake.

    Sharpe's Fortress

  • The parched prisoners threw themselves at the green-scummed water and some, seeing that the sepoy guards were few in number, slipped away northwards.

    Sharpe's Fortress


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