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 Scourge of Princes.Scowerers. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Scouring.
 
I ’scaped a scouring—a disease. Scouring is a sort of flux in horses and cattle. (Latin, Malum prætervehi; French, L’échapper belle.)   1
 


 Scourge of Princes.Scowerers. 

 
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