Sunday, May 10, 2009


Scabrous: Scabrous shares its etymology with scab, but that only offers the barest, obscure hint of its meaning. Scabrous mean rough, as in: His knee was covered with a scabrous scab after he fell off his skateboard on the scabrous concrete. Next time he'll wear proper protection. Metaphorically it might be used to describe a scabrous problem, or even as a synonym for salacious.
A scabrous folding chair stood on what remained of a crude front porch, shedding paint flakes the color of dried mustard as rust worked its way underneath.

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