scove

transitive verb

ˈskōv
-ed/-ing/-s
: to cover (the outside exposed surfaces of bricks in a kiln) with a mask of clay in order to save heat

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Scove.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scove. Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

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