scourer

scourer1
/skoweur"euhr, skow"euhr euhr/, n.
1. a person who scours or cleanses.
2. an implement, device, or preparation for scouring.
[1425-75; late ME scourour. See SCOUR1, -ER1]
scourer2
/skoweur"euhr, skow"euhr euhr/, n.
1. a person who scours or ranges about.
2. (in the 17th and 18th centuries) a prankster who roamed the streets at night.
[1350-1400; ME; see SCOUR2, -ER1]

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