scumming

scumming
noun (-s)
Etymology: from gerund of scum (II)
1. : the removal of scum
2. : scum formed on the surface of an object: as
a. : an imperfection resulting when matter being printed takes ink from a nonprinting area of a printing surface (as a lithographic plate)
b.
(1) : a white or light-colored stain on brick caused by salts in the clay
(2) : a defect in enamel characterized by areas of poor gloss

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  • Scum — Scum, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Scummed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Scumming}.] 1. To take the scum from; to clear off the impure matter from the surface of; to skim. [1913 Webster] You that scum the molten lead. Dryden & Lee. [1913 Webster] 2. To sweep or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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