Sca"brous (?), a. [L. scabrosus, fr. scaber rough: cf. F. scabreux.]

1.

Rough to the touch, like a file; having small raised dots, scales, or points; scabby; scurfy; scaly.

Arbuthnot.

2.

Fig.: Harsh; unmusical.

[R.]

His verse is scabrous and hobbling. Dryden.

 

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