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  • n  worthless people
  • n  a film of impurities or vegetation that can form on the surface of a liquid
  • v  remove the scum from

  • Eugene Robinson nails it today on the quadrennial Republican scum festival that begins in August of every presidential election year.
  • Much has been made of Marilyn's desperate personal history, the litany of abusive foster homes and the predatory Hollywood scum that accompanied her wriggle to stardom.
  • Under the microscope a drop of pond scum can give hours of delightful study.
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  • 'Mad Men' recap: Sins of the Father
    The effect of fathers, in sum, has been to corrode the world with maleness. The male has a negative Midas touch - everything he touches turns to shit .- Valerie Solanas, SCUM Manifesto , self-published in 1967
    June 10, 2013 - Entertainment Weekly
  • Vet must see turtle return
    OK, let’s get started. • No Name: “I feel really bad for the veteran whose turtle was stolen out from his yard. What a despicable piece of scum whoever stole it must be. It’s not as if the turtle would bother any neighbors or anybody else. They don’t bark, and they don’t damage property.
    June 9, 2013 - Times Herald
  • Lightsabers Can Save Your Life
    A long time ago, in a fictional galaxy far, far away, a revolutionary technology was used to destroy Sith scum. Now, a real-life version of that technology could be used to make surgery bloodless.
    June 6, 2013 - National Journal via Yahoo! News

  • Ayman al-Zawahri in Detroit Free Press
    In the 90-minute video, al-Zawahri said: "Those who support the Americans are despicable scum."
  • Mick Gatto in Melbourne Herald Sun
    You are scum, and I tell you what, I have a punching bag at home with your name on it and I punch the shit out of it,Gatto told Hinch. "If burning you is my job in life, I'll be more than happy to do it. I think you and all your ilk and...
  • Pamela Anderson in Washington Post
    On Anderson's Web site, under the heading "The Adventures of Scum and Pam have begun," Anderson said: "Rick and I are truly grateful. We are toasting the casino right after we get married after my show."

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