Sourer vs Scourer - What's the difference?
As an adjective sourer
As a noun scourer is
a tool used to scour, usually used to clean cookwares.
* (obsolete) sowr
Having an acidic, sharp or tangy taste.
* Francis Bacon
Made rancid by fermentation, etc.
- All sour things, as vinegar, provoke appetite.
Tasting or smelling rancid.
Peevish or bad-tempered.
(of soil) Excessively acidic and thus infertile.
- He was a scholar / Lofty and sour to them that loved him not, / But to those men that sought him sweet as summer.
(of petroleum) Containing excess sulfur.
Unfortunate or unfavorable.
- sour adversity
, date=October 1
, author=Phil Dawkes
, title=Sunderland 2 - 2 West Brom
, work=BBC Sport
, passage=The result may not quite give the Wearsiders a sweet ending to what has been a sour
week, following allegations of sexual assault and drug possession against defender Titus Bramble, but it does at least demonstrate that their spirit remains strong in the face of adversity.}}
The sensation of a sour taste.
A drink made with whiskey, lemon or lime juice and sugar.
(label) Any cocktail containing lemon or lime juice.
A sour or acid substance; whatever produces a painful effect.
- (Edmund Spenser)
* laundry sour
(label) To make sour.
(label) To become sour.
* Jonathan Swift
(label) To make disenchanted.
- So the sun's heat, with different powers, / Ripens the grape, the liquor sours .
(label) To become disenchanted.
- To sour your happiness I must report, / The queen is dead.
(label) To make (soil) cold and unproductive.
To macerate (lime) and render it fit for plaster or mortar.
A tool used to scour, usually used to clean cookwares.
Agent noun of scour; a person who scours.
(obsolete) A rover or footpad; a prowling robber.
- A scourer may be in the form of a mesh (ball) of wires, a flat piece of a rough fabric, or a pad with a soft sponge-like side and a more abrasive side.
- In those days of highwaymen and scourers . — Macaulay.
* scourer pad