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Crossword Puzzle Solutions for: S?RU?

scrub

scrub
(a.) Mean; dirty; contemptible; scrubby.
(n.) One who labors hard and lives meanly; a mean fellow.
(n.) Something small and mean.
(n.) A worn-out brush.
(n.) A thicket or jungle, often specified by the name of the prevailing plant; as, oak scrub, palmetto scrub, etc.
(n.) One of the common live stock of a region of no particular breed or not of pure breed, esp. when inferior in size, etc.
(v. i.) To rub anything hard, especially with a wet brush; to scour; hence, to be diligent and penurious; as, to scrub hard for a living.
(v. t.) To rub hard; to wash with rubbing; usually, to rub with a wet brush, or with something coarse or rough, for the purpose of cleaning or brightening; as, to scrub a floor, a doorplate.

scrum

scrum
(rugby) the method of beginning play in which the forwards of each team crouch side by side with locked arms; play starts when the ball is thrown in between them and the two sides compete for possession

serum

serum
(n.) The watery portion of certain animal fluids, as blood, milk, etc.
(n.) A thin watery fluid, containing more or less albumin, secreted by the serous membranes of the body, such as the pericardium and peritoneum.

shrub

shrub
(n.) A liquor composed of vegetable acid, especially lemon juice, and sugar, with spirit to preserve it.
(n.) A woody plant of less size than a tree, and usually with several stems from the same root.
(v. t.) To lop; to prune.

shrug

shrug
(n.) A drawing up of the shoulders, -- a motion usually expressing dislike, dread, or doubt.
(v. i.) To raise or draw up the shoulders, as in expressing dislike, dread, doubt, or the like.
(v. t.) To draw up or contract (the shoulders), especially by way of expressing dislike, dread, doubt, or the like.

sorus

sorus
(n.) One of the fruit dots, or small clusters of sporangia, on the back of the fronds of ferns.

sprue

sprue
(n.) Strictly, the hole through which melted metal is poured into the gate, and thence into the mold.
(n.) The waste piece of metal cast in this hole; hence, dross.
(n.) Same as Sprew.

sprug

sprug
(v. t.) To make smart.

strum

strum
(v. t. & i.) To play on an instrument of music, or as on an instrument, in an unskillful or noisy way; to thrum; as, to strum a piano.

strut

strut
(a.) Protuberant.
(n.) The act of strutting; a pompous step or walk.
(n.) In general, any piece of a frame which resists thrust or pressure in the direction of its own length. See Brace, and Illust. of Frame, and Roof.
(n.) Any part of a machine or structure, of which the principal function is to hold things apart; a brace subjected to compressive stress; -- the opposite of stay, and tie.
(v. t.) To swell; to bulge out.
(v. t.) To walk with a lofty, proud gait, and erect head; to walk with affected dignity.
(v. t.) To hold apart. Cf. Strut, n., 3.

syrup

syrup
(a.) Alt. of Syrupy
(n.) A thick and viscid liquid made from the juice of fruits, herbs, etc., boiled with sugar.
(n.) A thick and viscid saccharine solution of superior quality (as sugarhouse sirup or molasses, maple sirup); specifically, in pharmacy and often in cookery, a saturated solution of sugar and water (simple sirup), or such a solution flavored or medicated.