Sentence Examples with the word scour

Wide, and in a freshet in 1870 the scour reached a depth of 51 ft.

Half the regiments form bands and scour the countryside and put everything to fire and sword.

He brought his own knife, though I had two, and we used to scour them by thrusting them into the earth.

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But like every pure theory the principles of conjugate pressures in earth may lead to danger if not applied with due consideration for the angle of repose of the material, the modifications brought about by the limited width of artificial embankments, the possible contraction away from the masonry, of clayey materials during dry weather for some feet in depth and the tendency of surface waters to produce scour between the wall and the embankment.

There are several forms of worker in these species, some with enormous heads, which remain in the underground nests, while their smaller comrades scour the country in search of suitable trees, which they ascend, biting off small circular pieces from the leaves, and carrying them off to the nests.