shruff

 light rubbish wood, a perquisite to hedgers. Norf. and Suff.

A glossary of provincial and local words used in England. . 1790.

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  • Shruff — Shruff, n. [Cf. {Scruff}, {Scurf}.] Rubbish. Specifically: (a) Dross or refuse of metals. [Obs.] (b) Light, dry wood, or stuff used for fuel. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shruff — ˈs(h)rəf noun ( s) Etymology: perhaps from Middle English schroff rubbish; probably akin to Old English sceorf scurf more at scurf : dross of metals …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Calamine brass — is brass produced by a particular alloying technique using calamine, a zinc ore, rather than metallic zinc. Calamine brass was produced using proportions of two sevenths fine copper, four sevenths calamine, and one seventh shruff (old plate… …   Wikipedia


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