Synonyms for scurf

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It was no more than the scurf of his skin, which was constantly shuffled off.

Many explosions of boilers have been caused by accumulation of scurf.

This is a scaly disease affecting the head, and giving rise to the formation of the small troublesome particles known as scurf.

Scurf, Scurfiness, minute scales on the surface of many leaves, as of Goosefoot.

This brought off all the scurf, &c. which the fire had left on.

This mirror, which seemed to be very old, was deeply crusted with scurf.

Many who went there covered with scurf returned plump and fair, and scarce like the same people.

To remove the scurf in porrigo furfurans, applied twice a day diluted with warm water.

Scurf is a natural and healthy formation, and though it may be kept from accumulating, it cannot be prevented.

This will show how futile any attempt must be which shall have for its object to prevent the formation of the scurf.

WORD ORIGIN

late Old English sceorf, from Proto-Germanic *skurf- (cf. Danish skurv, Middle Dutch scorf, Dutch schurft, Old High German scorf, German Schorf "scurf"), probably related to Old English sceorfan "to gnaw," scearfian "to cut into shreds," from PIE *skerp-, from root *(s)ker- "to cut" (see shear (v.)).

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