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Whence come these churchyard scourings, these skulls and crossbones set up on end?
JOAN OF THE SWORD HANDS(AMUEL) R(UTHERFORD) CROCKETT
Most of the gilding was worn off by the frequent scourings which it had undergone beneath the hands of a black slave.
GRANDFATHER'S CHAIRNATHANIEL HAWTHORNE
But it is by him and men like him, and not by the scourings of the galleys, that we can get to understand the spirit of the time.
LECTURES ON THE FRENCH REVOLUTIONJOHN EMERICH EDWARD DALBERG-ACTON
So when the cream is off, the rest of the clergy are plainly but skim milk, the scourings of the seminaries.
EN ROUTEJ.-K. (JORIS-KARL) HUYSMANS
Easy enough to find one of the scourings of Troyes—perhaps an innocent girl once, before she knew him!
IN THE DAY OF ADVERSITYJOHN BLOUNDELLE-BURTON
In Great Britain, the off-scourings of the earth can say who they are, and no prejudices are entertained against them.
The people for the most part were half drunk—they were the scourings from the low taverns in the Southwark Mint.
MADAME FLIRTCHARLES E. PEARCE
Our country is rapidly filling up with the off-scourings of Europe.
TWENTY YEARS IN EUROPESAMUEL H. M. BYERS
The population of Suez was said to comprise the scourings of all nations.
Come here, Christabel, and don't pay any attention to the off-scourings of the Irish bogs.

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