refuse (part of speech: verb)
- We have provided accommodation now for several thousand of the most helplessly broken- down men in London, criminals many of them, mendicants, tramps, those who are among the filth and offscouring of all things; but such is the influence that is established by the meeting and the moral ascendancy of our officers themselves, that we have never had a fight on the premises, and very seldom do we ever hear an oath or an obscene word. - "In-Darkest-England-and-the-Way-Out", Booth, William.
- I am of opinion, that, if his Majesty had kept aloof from that wash and offscouring of everything that is low and barbarous in the world, it might be well thought unworthy of his dignity to take notice of such scurrilities: they must be considered as much the natural expression of that kind of animal as it is the expression of the feelings of a dog to bark. - "The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. V. (of 12)", Edmund Burke.
- It was made up of those who had little influence, and who were esteemed " the filth of the world, and the offscouring of all things." - "The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus", American Anti-Slavery Society.