scove

transitive verb \ˈskōv\

Definition of scove

-ed/-ing/-s

  1. :  to cover (the outside exposed surfaces of bricks in a kiln) with a mask of clay in order to save heat

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Origin and Etymology of scove

probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse skōf crust on the bottom of a pan, skafa to scrape — more at shave


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