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scour something for someone or something

to look carefully and thoroughly in something for someone or something. I scoured the entire roster of members for a person who would agree to run for president. The police scoured the entire area for any sign of the suspects.
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scour something off (of) something

 and scour something off
to clean something off something else by scouring. (Of is usually retained before pronouns.) See if you can scour the rust off the cookie sheet. I will scour off the rust with steel wool.
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scour something out

to clean something out by scouring. Would you scour the pans out? Please scour out the pansdon't just wash them.
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scour something out of something

to clean something out of something by scouring. Did you scour the rust out of the pan? Please scour the burned material out of the bowl.
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In this research, feed-forward neural network with back-propagation algorithm will be used to predict the maximum local scour depth around single cylindrical bridge pier under clear water conditions and comparison of the results with twelve of the most common predictive formulas, listed in Table (1).
4] studied scour and flow field in a scour hole around a T-shape spur dike in a 90 degree bend.
These include 135091 Basic Hydraulic Principles Review, 135086 Stream Stability Factors and Concepts, and 135087 Scour at Highway Bridges: Concepts and Definitions.
To evolve a management practice suitable to curb the incidence of calf scours in the farm, the basic pathology and the major symptoms of the disease has to be understood clearly (Fig.
He added: "It makes this country look like a third world country when we have to scour the world in order to find teachers.
Future traffic patterns were evaluated and several scenarios were considered, including leaving the old bridge in place and performing scour protection; building a new bridge upstream; and creating a wider, scour resistant structure.
During the conference call announcing the lawsuit, MPAA prexy Jack Valenti said that with a simple Scour search, recently released films such as "X-Men" and "The Perfect Storm" could be easily downloaded.
The microwaved wool bales were easier to scour, offering benefits similar to those observed in initial trials.
Scour improves results by allowing people to vote and comment on each search query, making search engine results more relevant through a combination of algorithmic and human-powered intelligence.
Dellaripa and Bailard (1986) suggested that the maximum scour depth occurs for horizontal buoyant jet.
Scour hazards--the water-induced erosion of the soil surrounding bridge foundations--and flooding are the most common causes of bridge failures in the United States.
For the fifth day in a row, bad weather prevented divers from getting inside the wreckage, but they were able to scour the water around the vessel in a bid to find the three fishermen still missing in Glandore bay.
And today they called on readers of the Birmingham Mail to scour the next four pages and name the louts who heaped shame on the city.