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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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Peroxide bleaching of the desized and scoured fabric with ultrasound has definite advantages of higher whiteness and absorbency but is accompanied by 18% greater loss in weight.
1999b) Dyeing Properties of Caustic Scoured Versus Alkaline Pectinase Prepared Fabric.
It is obtained that the all scoured fabrics have lower zeta potential than desized and raw one because they have larger number of accessible surface groups.
This suggests that scoured cotton fabrics can be described as monopolar surfaces with a strong electron donor capacity.
Because scour holes of piers are mostly formed at upriver, after scour of foundation base, the original foundation under unidirectional stress (straight line bridge) has became the foundation under bidirectional stress, and stressed area of foundation base has decreased, all above would cause the condition under stress of the foundation to be worsened which extent changes with scoured position and range of foundation base, so we should pay enough attention to these.
The scoured method of foundation base simulated by this model is changing support pattern of foundation base.
This analysis has separately calculated compressive stress of foundation base and displacement of the top of pier under different scour degrees which scoured area of the pier are 0% (i.
According to calculation and analysis hereinbefore, the maximum compressive stress of foundation base at initial stage reduces slightly with the increase of scoured area with a little variety.
When the scoured area reaches 20%, displacement value increases rapidly.
65 kN x m, vertical load N is 24394 kN, by calculation, under the action of eccentric moment of centroid of area and wind load, limiting state of equilibrium appears when the dimension of scoured part is 5.
Young and other natural-resource professionals say that sand-covered fields and adjacent wetlands scoured by last summer's flooding could be converted to forest-buffer zones at extremely reasonable rates.
Contract awarded for Scoured Roadway & Damaged Drainage Structure at Intermittent Sections,Surigao Sur-Davao Oriental Coastal Road,km.