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Scordium (skor'di-um), n. (L.) A plant, the It was their the (crusaders') very judgment that 2. A scoffer; a derider; one who scoffs at water germander, a species of Teucrium (1'.

hereby they did both inerit and supererogate; and religion, its ordinances and teachers. Prov.

by dying for the cross, cross the score of their sins, Scordium), a creeping marsh plant, with a

Fuller. score 1p God as their debtor,

i. 22. disagreeable garlic odour when bruised;

Scornful (skorn'ful), a. Full of scorn or once highly esteemed as an antidote for

7. In music, to write down in score; to write poisons, and as an antiseptic and anthelout, as the different parts of a composition,

extreme contempt; contemptuous; disdain

ful; entertaining scorn ; insolent. * Scornmintic.

in proper order and arrangement.

Scorer (skörér), n. One who or that which Score (skör), n. (A. Sax. scor, a score, a

ful Lysander.' Shak.

Th' enamour'd deity notch, from sceran, to shear, to cut; Icel. scores; specifically, (a) one who keeps the

The scornful damsel shuns. Dryden. skor, an incision, a tally, the number twenty; score or tally at cricket, rifle matches, and

of all the griefs that harass the distrest, the like. skora, to make an incision, to number by

Sure the most bitter is a scornful jest. Johnson. making notches in wood.

Akin scar or

The umpires were stationed behind the wickets;

the scorer's were prepared to notch the runs. Scornfully (skorn'fyl-li), adv. In a scornful scaur, share, shear, sheer, shire, shore, short.]


manner; with extreme contempt; contemp. 1. A notch or incision; especially, a notch (b) An instrument used by woodmen in

tuously; insolently. or cut made on a tally for the purpose of marking numbers, &c., on forest trees.

The sacred rights of the Christian church are scorn. keeping account of something: à mode of Scoria (skõ'ri-a), n. pl. Scoriæ (sko'ri-ė) (L.

fully trampled on in print.

Allerbury. reckoning in former times when writing scoria, from Gr. skôria, from skör, ordure.] scornfulness (skorn'ful-nes), n. The quality was less common.

1. The recrement of metals in fusion, or the Whereas, before, our forefathers had no other books slag rejected after the reduction of metallic

of being scornful.

Deserving scorn. but the score and the tally, thou hast caused printing ores; dross. *The scoria, or vitrified part Scornyt (skorn'i), a. to be used. Shak. which most metals when heated or melted

'Scorny dross.' Mir. for Mags. 2. The number twenty, as being marked off do continually protrude to the surface.' Scorodite (skor’od-it), n. (Gr. skorodon, by a special score or tally. Newton. -- 2. pl. The cinders of volcanic

garlic; from its smell under the blowpipe.] eruptions. Score, when used for twenty, has been well and

A native compound of arsenic acid and oxiile Scoriac (skö'ri-ak), a. Scoriaceous.

of iron, having a leek-green or brownish learned ancestors, to avoid the embarrassment of Scoriaceous (sko-ri-ā'shus), a. Pertaining Scorpæna (skor-pē'na), n. (Gr. skorpaina. large numbers, when they had made twice ten notches

to scoria or dross; like dross or the recrecut off the piece or tally containing them, and after. wards counted the scores or pieces cut off, and reck. ment of metals; partaking of the nature of

a kind of fish.) A genus of fishes belonging oned by the number of separated pieces, or by scoria.

to the family Triglidæ or Scorpænida. See scores. Tooke.

Scorification (sko'ri-fi- kā"shon), n. In
Score was constantly used by archers to metal. the act or operation of reducing a

Scorpio (skor'pi-), n. (L.) A genus of

Arachnidæ. See SCORPION. mean twenty yards; thus, a mark of twelve body, either wholly or in part, into scoria. score meant a mark at the distance of 240 Scorifier (sko'ri-fī-ér), n. A vessel shaped Scorpio, Scorpius (skorpi-o, skorpi-us), n. yards.-3. An account or reckoning kept by much like a cupel, but made of crucible

(L.) A constellation of the zodiac. See

SCORPION. scores, marks, or otherwise; an account of

earth, used for the process of scorification Scorpioid (skorʻpi-oid), n. [Scorpion, and dues.

in assaying silver. E'en now the godlike Brutus views his score Scoriform (sko'ri-form), a. (Scoria and

Gr. eidos, resemblance.) In bot. an infloresScrollid on the bar-board, swinging with the door. form.) Like scoria; in the form of dross.

cence which is rolled up towards one side, Crabbe. Kirwan.

in the manner of a crosier, unrolling as the Hence, what is due; a debt. Scorify (sko'ri-fi), v.t. To reduce to scoria

flowers expand. Treas. of Bot. They say he parted well, and paid his score. or drossy matter.

Scorpioid, Scorpioidal (skorʻpi-oid, skorShak, 4. An account or register of numbers generScorilite (sko'ri-lit), n. (Gr. skoria, dross,

pi-oid'al), a. 1. Scorpion-like.-2. In bot. said ally; the number of points or runs made by and lithos, a stone.) A syenitic mineral; a

of a peculiar twisted inflorescence, curved players in certain games; as, he made a silicate of alumina, iron, and lime.

or circinnate at the end, like the tail of a good score at cricket.-5. Account; reason; Scorious (sko'ri-us), a. Drossy; recrementi

scorpion, as in the members of Boraginacere. tious. motive; sake.

Drossy and scorious parts.' Sir T.

Scorpion (skor'pi-on), n. (L. scorpio, scorBrowne. (Rare.]

pionis, also scorpius, from Gr. skorpiön, skorBut left the trade, as many inore Have lately done on the same score.

pios, scorpion.] 1. The name of any species Hudibras.

Scorn (skorn), n. (0.Fr. escorne, affront, You act your kindness on Cydaria's score. Dryden. shame, disgrace, escorner, It. scornare, to

of Scorpio, a genus of pulmonary arachnids break off the horns, to degrade, to affront,

-order Arthrogastra or Pedipalpi. Scor6. A line drawn; a long superficial scratch. to deride, from L. ex, without, and cornu, a

pions have an elongated body, suddenly ter7. In music, the original draught, or its horn.) 1. Extreme and passionate contempt;

minated by a long slender tail formed of six transcript, of a musical composition with that disdain which springs from a person's

joints, the last of which terminates in an the parts for all the different voices or in


and struments arranged and placed in juxtaopinion of the utter meanness and unworthi

very acute positions and bar for bar: so called from ness of an object, and a consciousness or

sting, which efbelief of his own superiority; lofty conthe practice of drawing the bar continu

fuses a venomtempt; as, to cherish an intense scorn of ously down through the group of staves. meanness; to feel scorn for a person. "The

ous liquid. This -Close, compressed, or short score, a method

red glow of scorn and proud disdain.' Shak. of writing concerted vocal music on two

sting gives rise 2. The expression of this feeling; mockery;

to excruciating clefs, the soprano and alto being on the derision; scoff. If sickly ears will hear your

pain, but is untreble or G clef, and the tenor and bass on

attended either idle scorns. Shak. the bass or F clef, ledger - lines being used

Scorpion (Scorpio afer).

with redness or for the lower alto or higher tenor notes.

Every sullen frown and bitter scorn
But fann'd the fuel that too fast did burn. Dryden.

swelling, except Full score, a score in which each of the

in the axillary or inguinal glands, when an exvarious parts is written on a separate staff. 3. A subject of extreme contempt, disdain,

tremity is affected. It is very seldom, if ever, - Pianoforte or organ score, a score in which or derision; that which is treated with con

fatal to man. The insect has four pairs of the vocal parts are written out in full on

tempt. To make a loathsome abject scorn limbs borne by the thorax or chest-segments,

of me.' Shak. separate staves, and the instrumental ac

and the maxillary palpi (organs of touch companiment is arranged in two staves

Thou makest us a reproach to our neighbours, a

belonging to the maxillæ or lesser jaws) are scorn and a derision to them that are round about us. (treble and bass), for performance on a

Ps. xliv, 13.

largely developed, and constitute å formidpianoforte or organ.-To go off at score, in -To think scorn, to disdain; to despise. able pair of nipping claws. With these claws pedestrianism, to start from the score or He thought scorn to lay hands on Mordecai alone.

they seize their insect prey, which is afterscratch; hence, to start off, generally. “Go

Est. iii. 6.

wards killed by the sting. The eyes, which ing off at score, on a fresh theme.' Dickens. I know no reason why you should think scorn of are of the simple kind, number six, eight,

him. He went off at score, and made pace so strong that

Sir P. Sydney. or twelve. It was formerly believed that an he cut them all down.

Lawrence. -To laugh to scorn, to deride; to make a oil, extracted from the scorpion, had the -To quit scores, to pay fully; to make even mock of; to ridicule as contemptible.

virtue of curing the sting of the animal. by giving an equivalent. His who for the bane of thousands born,

We find this belief referred to in the followBuilt God a church, and laughed his word to scorn, ing passage Does not the earth quit scores with all the elements

Corper in the fruits that issue from it? South.

And though I once despaired of woman, now Scorn (skorn), v. t. (See the noun.] 1. To - Score of a dead eye (naut.), the hole through

I find they relish much of scorpions, hold in scorn or extreme contempt; to de For both have stings, and both can hurt and cure too. which the rope passes. spise; to disdain; as, to scorn a mean per

Bean. & FI. Score (skor), v.t. pret. & pp. scored; ppr. son; to scorn his meanness: often with in It is also asserted that when the scorpion is scoring. 1. To make scores or scratches on; finitives; as, to scorn to take advantage of a surrounded by a circle of fire, and finds no to mark with furrows, notches, or incisions; person.

means of escape from the action of the heat, to furrow.

Surely he scorneth the scorners; but he giveth it will sting itself. This is alluded to by variLet us score their backs,

grace unto the lowly.

Prov, iii. 34.

ons writers. Scorpions are found in the And snatch 'em up, as we take hares, behind.

Fame is the spur that the clear spirit doth raise south of Europe, in Africa, in the East InShak.

To scorn delights and live laborious days. Milton. 2. To engrave.

dies, and in South America. The number 2. To treat th scorn; to cast aside with of species is not accurately determined. Upon his shield the like was also scored. Spenser,

scorn or contempt; to make a mock of; to 2. In Scrip. a painful scourge; a kind of 3. To set down as a debt.

deride. “To taunt and scorn you thus op whip armed with points like a scorpion's Madam, I know when, probriously.' Shak.

tail. Instead of five, you scored me ten. Swin. Scorn (skorn), v.i. 1. To feel scorn or dis My father hath chastised you with whips, but I 4. To set down, as in an account; to record; dain; to regard as worthy of scorn.--2. To will chastise you with scorpions.

i ki. xii. 11. to charge; to mark; to note.

scoff; to treat with contumely, derision, or 3. In astron. the eighth sign of the zodiac Or shall each leaf, reproach: with at.

which the sun enters about Oct. 23.-4. An Which falls in autumn, score a grief. G. Herbert. He said mine eyes were black, and my hair black, ancient military engine used chiefly in the 5. To make a score of; to cause to be entered And, now I am remembered, scorned at me. Shak. defence of the walls of a town. It resembled to one's account in a register, as points, hits, Scorner (skorn'er), n. 1. One that scorns ; the balista in form, consisting of two beams runs, &c., in certain games; as, he scored a contemner; a despiser. Not a scorner of bound together by ropes, from the middle twenty runs. -6. To enter or register as a your sex, but venerator.' Tennyson.

of which rose a third beam, called the stylus, debtor: sometimes used with up.

They are great scorners of death. Spenser. so disposed as to be pulled up and let down

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at pleasure; on the top of this were fastened It is the typical pine of Europe, especially Scotht (sköth), 0.t. To wrap in darkness; iron hooks whereon a sling of iron or hemp of the northern and central parts, ranging to clothe or cover up. Pembroke. was hung for throwing stones.

from the Mediterranean to Scandinavia. Scotia (skö'ti-a), n. (Gr. skotia, lit. darkness.) Scorpion-fish (skor'pi-on-fish), n. A fish of It varies much in size, at high elevations The hollow moulding in the base of a columu the genus Scorpæna (which see); a hog-tish. being merely a stunted shrub, while in more

between the filCalled also Sea-scorpion. favourable situations it attains the height of

lets of the tori. Scorpion-fly (skorpi-on-fli), n. An insect 100 feet. Besides furnishing excellent timber

It takes its name of the genus Panorpa, having a tail which it yields valuable products, as turpentine,

from the shadow resembles that of a scorpion. The common tar, resin, &c. Its varieties of timber are

formed by it, scorpion-fly (P. communis) is a British in known as red, Norway, Riga, and Baltic pine.

which seems to sect, frequenting hedges and woods. A variety growing native in Braemar has by

envelop it in Scorpion-grass (skor'pi-on-gras), n. A plant some been raised into a distinct species under

darkness. It is of the genus Myosotis (which see). the specific name of Pinus horizontalis, Brae

sometimes callScorpion-grass, the old name of the plant called mar or Speyside pine. Also called the Scotch

Base of Ionic Order.

ed a casemate, Forget-me-not...; It was called scorpion grass Pine and Wild Pine. See PINE.--Scotch

a, Scotia.

and often, from from being supposed, or the doctrine of signatures. kale, green borecole, a variety of the cali

its resemblance from its spike resembling a scorpion's tail, to be

bage, extensively cultivated in Scotland as to a common pulley, trochilus. It is fregood against the sting of a scorpion. Dr. A. Prior.

a pot-herb. ---Scotch mist, a colloquial term quently formed by the junction of curved Scorpionidæ (skor-pi-on'i-dlē), n. pl. The

for a coarse, dense mist, like fine rain; or surfaces of different radii. scorpion family. All the species are exotic, for a fine rain. - Scotch pebble, a name for Scotist (skot'ist), n. One of the followers of and not above two are European.

varieties of agate, carnelian, and the like, Duns Scotus, one of the most celebrated Scorpion-senna (skor'pi-on-sen-na), n. A

originally derived from the cavities of amyg scholastics of the fourteenth century, who plant of the genus Coronilla, the C. Emerus,

daloidal rocks in Scotland.--Scotch rose, a maintained the immaculate conception of the leaves of which have cathartic proper

species of very thorny rose, Rosa spinosis the Virgin, or that she was born without ties, and are used to adulterate true senna.

sima.- Scotch thistle, a kind of thistle re original sin, in opposition to the Thomists Scorpion-shell (skor'pi-on-shel), n. A name garded as the national emblem of Scotland, or followers of Thomas Aquinas. given to shells of certain gasteropodous

but the precise species to which the name Scotodinia (skot-o-di'ni-a), n. [Gr., from molluscs belonging to the family Strombidæ.

properly belongs is not settled. Most au skotos, darkness, and dinos, giddiness.] In from the projecting spines with which they

thorities consider it to be the Onopordum med. giddiness, with imperfect vision. are provided.

Acanthium; others to be the Carduus Mari-Scotograph (skot'ö-graf), n. [Gr. skotos, Scorpion's-tail (skorʻpi-onz-tāl), n. A plant,

anus; while some, with greater probability, darkness, and graphó, to write.) An instruScorpiurus sulcatus.

refer it to the common Cnicus lanceolatus. ment by which one may write in the dark, or Scorpion - thorn (skor'pi-on-thorn), n. A

The doubts have arisen from the figures on for enabling the blind to write. plant, Genista scorpius.

old coins and in paintings being intended to Scotoma (sko-to'ma), n. Same as Scotomy. Scorpiurus (skor-pi-ū’rus), 11. [Gr. scorpios,

represent something like a thistle rather Scotomy (skot'o-mi), n. (Fr. scotomie, a scorpion, and oura, a tail-alluding to the

than any one in particular. See THISTLE. from Gr. skotóma, vertigo, from skotos, darktwisted form of the legumes.] A genus of

Scotch (skoch), n. 1. The dialect or dialects ness.) Dizziness or swimming of the head, plants, nat. order Leguminose. They are

of English spoken by the people of Scotland. with dimness of sight. small herbs, natives of the Mediterranean

2 Collectively, the people of Scotland. region, with simple leaves, and small, usu

How does he with the swimming in his head! Scotch (skoch), v.t. [Perhaps Celtic; comp. 0, Sir, 'tis past the scotomy, he now ally yellow, flowers, which are succeeded Gael. sgoch a cut, incision; Arm. skosal, a

Hath lost his feeling.

B. Jonson. by long jointed pods. They are cultivated

rut. Or Fr. coche, a notch, might have given Scotoscope (skot'o-skop), n. [Gr. skotos, for the grotesque shape of their pods, which

a verb escocher, whence this word.) To chop darkness, and skopeõ, to look at.) An old bear a strong resemblance to caterpillars.

off a piece of the bark, skin, or surface of; optical instrument intended to enable obScorset (skörs), n. [Comp. discourse, and

to cut with shallow incisions; to notch; to jects to be discerned in the dark. Pepys. It. scorsa, a course.) A course or dealing; wound slightly.

Scots (skots), n. The Scotch dialect. barter; exchange. Spenser.

We've scotch'd the snake, not kill'd it. Shak.

Scots (skots), a. Scotch; as, Scots law. Scorset (skors), v.t. To barter or exchange.

They cannot quench young feelings fresh and early;

Scotsman (skots'man), n. Same as ScotchThis done she makes the stately dame to light, I'scotchd, not kill'd,' the Scotchman in my blood, And with the aged woman cloths to scorse.

And love the land of mountain and of flood.' Byron. Scottering (skot'ér-ing), n. The burning of

Scorse,t Scourse + (skors), v.i. To barter; Scotch (skoch), n. [See above.) 1. A slight

a wad of pease straw at the end of harvest. to deal, as for the purchase of a horse. cut or shallow incision. Give him four

Bailey. (Provincial English.) scotches with a knife.' Iz. Walton.--2. A line

Scottice (skot' ti-sē), adv. Will you scourse with him? you are in Smithfield;

[L] In the you may fit yourself with a fine easy-going hackney. drawn on the ground, as in hop-scotch.

Scotch manner; in the Scotch language. B. Fouson. Scotch (skoch), v.t. [Written also scote,

Scotticism (skotti-sizm), n. An idiom or Scortatory (skor'ta-to-ri), a. (L. scortator, scoat. See SCOAT.) To prop; to support;

peculiar expression of the natives of Scota fornicator, from scortum, a harlot.) Per to stop, as the wheel of a coach or wagon

land. taining to or consisting in lewdness. with a stone, &c. (Local.)

Gibbon's style is very impure, abounding in Galli. Scorza (skoróza), n. [It. scorza, bark--L. ex, Scotch-collops, Scotched-collops (skoch

cisms; Hume's, especially in the first edition of his and cortex, corticis, bark.) In mineral, a kol'lops, skocht-kol'lops), 12. pl. In cookery,

History, is, with all its natural elegance, almost as much infested with Scotticisms.

Craik. variety of epidote.

a dish consisting of slices of beef beaten and Scorzonera (skor-ző-nē'ra), n. (From 0. Fr. done in a stew-pan with butter and flour,

Scotticize (skot'ti-sīz), v.t. To render Scotscorzon, Catal. scurzon, a viper-in Spain some salt, pepper, and a finely sliced onion.

tish; to make to become like the Scotch or the plants are considered a certain remedy Scotch-hopper, Scotch-hop (skoch-hop'

like something Scotch. for the bite of the viper.) A genus of per

Scottish (skot'tish), a. Of or pertaining to er, skoch’hop), n. A game in which children ennial herbs belonging to the nat. order hop over scotches or lines on the ground;

Scotland or its natives; pertaining to the Compositæ, suh-order Cichoracex. They are hop-scotch.

form of English peculiar to Scotland, or to

the literature written in it; Scotch. known in English lists hy the name of viper's. Scotching, Scutching (skoch'ing, skuch'. grass, and one of the species, S. hispanica, ing), n. In masonry, a method of dressing

Scoug (skug), 12. (Icel. skuggi, Sw. skugga, is cultivated for its roots, which are sold as stone either by a pick or pick-shaped chisels

shade, shadow.). Shade; shelter; protecan edible, and commonly known as skirret. inserted into a socket formed in the head of

tion. Under the scoug of a whin-bush.' Scot (skot), n. [A. Sax. scot, sceot; Icel. skot, a hammer.

Leighton. (Scotch.) a portion, a tax; 0. Fris. skot; D. and L.G. Scotchman(skoch'man), n. A native of Scot

Scoundrel (skoun'drel), n. [Probably for schot; G. schoss. From the verb signifying land; a Scot.

scounerel or scunerel, one to be shunned or to shoot, in the different languages. A. Sax.

avoided, from A. Sax. scu in, to shun, an Scote (skot), v.t. Same as Scoat. sceat, Icel. skattr, a coin, is of different ori- Scoter, Scoter-duck (skõ'ter, sko'tér-duk),

intermediate step being seen in Sc. seungin.] 1. In old law, a portion of money, n. (Comp. Icel. skoti, a shooter: the name

ner, sconner, to loathe, to cause to loathe, or assessed or paid; a customary tax or contri may mean diver or darter.) A bird of the

as a noun, loathing. The d would be inbution laid on subjects according to their genus Oidemia, belonging to the oceanic

serted, as in thunder, tender. Or from A. ability; also, a tax or custom paid for the section of ducks, having a short broad bill

Sax, scond, scand, G. schande, shame, disuse of a sheriff or bailiff.-2. A payment; a with an elevated knob at the base of the

grace.) A base, mean, worthless fellow; a contribution; a fine; a mulct; a reckoning; upper mandible, the tip much flattened,

rascal; a low, petty villain; a man without a shot. - Scot and lot, parish payments.

honour or virtue. Shak. and terminated by a large flat nail, the When persons were taxed not to the same mandibles laminated with broad, strong,

Go, if your ancient but ignoble blood amount, but according to their ability, they

Has crept through scoundrels ever since the Flood. widely separated plates; the wings of mod

Pone. were said to pay scot and lot.

erate length; the tail short and acute; the Scoundrel (skoun'drel), a. Belonging to a Scot (skot), n. [A. Sax. Scotta, Scottas, the feet large, having the hinder toe provided scoundrel; base; mean; unprincipled. Scots, originally the inhabitants of Ireland. with a broad membranous lobe; the plumOrigin quite unknown.] A native of Scot age generally very dark. Their food consists

A penny saved is a penny gotland or North Britain. That hot terma

Firm to this scoundrel inaxim keepeth he. Thenson, generally of shell-fish, crustaceans, &c., gant Scot had paid mescot and lot too.' Shak.

The which they obtain by diving. The common

Scoundrelism (skoun'drel - izm), n. Scotal, t Scotalet (skot'al, skot'āl), n. [Scot or black scoter (0. nigra) is about the size of

practices of a scoundrel; baseness; turpi. and ale.) In law, the keeping of an alehouse a common duck, and is abundant on some

tude; rascality. by the officer of a forest, and drawing people parts of our coasts in winter, but retires to Alas, the scoundrelism and hard usage are not so to spend their money for liquor for fear of his the Arctic regions on the approach of warm

easy of abolition !

Carlyie. displeasure.

weather. The whole plumage of the male is Scoundrelly (skoun'drel-li), a. Character Scotch (skoch), a. Pertnining to Scotland or black, of the female dark brown. The flesh istic of a scoundrel; base; mean; villanous. its inhabitants; Scottish.--Scotch asphodel, is oily, and has a fishy taste. The velvet Scoup (skoup), v.i. [Teel. scopa, to run about. a plant, the Tofieldia palustris.--Scotch bar scoter is the 0. fusca, and the surf-scoter

Comp. skip.] To leap or move hastily from ley, a variety of pot-barley, made by simply the 0. perspicillata.

one place to another; to run; to scamper. grinding off the husk. ---Scotch bonnets, fairy- Scot-free (skot'frē), a. 1. Free from payment (Scotch.] ring mushroom, the Agaricus oreades. or scot; untaxed. -2. Unhurt; clear; safe. Scoup (skoup), v.t. Same as Scoop. 'SomeScotch fiddle, a cant name for the itch. Sir

Do as much for this purpose and thou shalt pass

times we scoup the squirrel's hollow cell.' W. Scott.-Scotch fir, the Pinus sylvestris. scot


Sir Il. Scott. Ilood.




Scour (skour), v.t. [The same word as Dan. soap, ox-gall, and absorbent earth, used for 2. To look gloomy, frowning, dark, or temskure, Sw. skura, G. scheuern, to scour, to removing stains of grease, paint, fruit, &c., pestuous. "The scowling heavens. Thomrub, D. schuren, to rub upon, to gall; per from cloth.

80N. haps from 0. Fr. escurer, Pr. and Sp. es Scouring - barrel (skour'ing-bar-el), n. A Scowl (skoul), v.t. To look at or drive with curar, to scour, from a L. excurare-ex, and machine in which scrap-iron or small manu a scowl or frowns. Milton. curare, in sense of to clean.] 1. To rub hard factured articles of metal are freed from Scowl (skoul), n. 1. A deep angry frown by with something rough for the purpose of dirt and rust by friction.

depressing the brows; the expression of discleaning; to clean by friction; to make clean Scouring-basın (skoar'ing-bā-sn), n. A re pleasure, sullenness, or discontent in the or bright on the surface; to brighten; as, to servoir in which tidal water is stored up to countenance.-2. Gloom; dark or tempestuscour a kettle, armour, &c.

a certain level, and let out from sluices in ous aspect, as of the heavens. Part scour the rusty shields with seam. Dryden. a rapid stream for a few minutes at low

A ruddy storm, whose scowl water, to scour a channel and its bar. E. Made heaven's radiant face look foul. Crashaw. 2. To take grease or dirt out of the fabric of, H. Knight.

Scowling (skoul'ing), a. Characterized by a by washing or chemical appliances; as, to Scouring-drops (skour'ing-drops), n. pl. A

sullen, severe, or angry look; gloomy,as with scour blankets or articles of dress. mixture in equal quantities of essential oil

anger or hate; frowning sullenly or gloomily. In some lakes the water is so nitrous, as if foul clothes of turpentine and oil of lemon-peel, used

A dark scowling face.' Edin. Rev. be put into it, it scoureth them of itself. Bacon.

to remove stains of grease, paint, fruit, &c., Scowlingly (skoul'ing-li), adv. In a scowl3. To remove by scouring; to cleanse away; from cloth.

ing manner, with a wrinkled frowning asto obliterate; to efface.

Scouring-power (skouring-pou-ėr), n. The pect; with a sullen look. Never came reformation in a flood

efficiency of a stream of water employed to Scrabbed-eggs (skrabt'egz), n. pl. A lenten With such a bloody current, scouring faults. Shak. carry away shingle, &c., from the mouth of

dish consisting of eggs boiled hard, chopped 4. To purge violently; to act as a violent a harbour, river, and the like, by flushing. and mixed with a seasoning of butter, salt, purgative on.-5. To pass swiftly over; to Scourse. See SCORSE.

and pepper. brush along; as, to scour the coast. Not Scout (skout), n., (0.Fr. escoute, a scout, Scrabble (skrabl), v.i. pret. scrabbled; ppr. 80 when swift Camilla scours the plain.'

from escouter, older escolter, esculter, to scrabbling. [Perhaps from same root as Pope. Hence-6. To pass swiftly over in

hear; It. ascoltare; from L. ausculto, to L. scribo, to write, or a dim. of scrape; search of something or to drive away some

listen, from root of audio, to hear, auris, comp. D. krabbeln, to scrape, to scrabble; thing; to overrun; to sweep clear.


the ear.] 1. One sent out to gain and bring G. krabbeln, to grope, to crawl; and E. scour the sea of its pirates.' Sir P. Sidney.

in information; specifically, one employed scribble and scramble.] 1. To make irregu

to observe the motions and obtain intelliHe starts with Hope Grant's force to-morrow to

lar, crooked, or unmeaning marks; to scrawl; scour the country towards

the south-east of
gence of the numbers of an enemy.

to scribble. Oude.

W. H. Russell.
Are not the speedy scouts returned again,

And he .. feigned himself mad in their hands, Scour (skour), v.i. 1. To clean by rubbing.

That dogg'd the mighty army of the Dauphin? and scrabbled on the doors of the gate.

1 Sam. xxi. 13. Can wash and scour.' Shak.--2. To take

2. A term at Oxford for a college servant or 2. To scrape, paw,or scratch with the hands: dirt or grease out of cloth. waiter.

to move along on the hands and knees; to Warm water is softer than cold, for it scoureth better. No scout in Oxford, no gyp in Cambridge ever scramble; as, to scrabble up a cliff or a tree. bacon. matched hiin in speed and intelligence.

[Old and provincial.) 3. To be purged to excess.-4. To rove or

Sir IV. Scott. range for sweeping or taking something. 3. In cricket, a fielder.

Scrabble (skrab'l), v.t. To mark with irregu

lar lines or letters; as, to scrabble paper. * Barbarossa scouring along the coast of It (the ball) fell upon the tip of the bat, and bounded Italy.' Knolles.-5. To run with celerity; far away over the heads of the scouts: Dickers.

Scrabble (skrab'l),n. 1. A scribble; a scrawl. to scamper.

2. A moving on the hands and knees; a Scout (skout), v.i. To go on the business of

scramble. So four fierce coursers, starting to the race, watching the motions of an enemy; to act

Scraber (skrā'bėr), n. A local name for the Scour through the plain, and lengthen every pace. as a scout.

Oft on the bordering deep

black guillemot. See GUILLEMOT. Scour (skour), n. A kind of diarrhwa or Encamp their legions; or with obscure wing

Scraffito (skrä-fē'to), n. [It., from scraffare, dysentery among cattle.

Scout far and wide into the realm of night. Milton. to scratch.) In arch. same as Scratch-work. Scourage (skour'āj), n. Refuse water after Scout (skout), v.t. 1. To spy out; to watch

Scraffle (skraf'l), v.i. [A form of scrabble cleaning or scouring. closely; to observe the actions of.

or scramble.] 1. To scramble; to struggle; Scourer (skour'er), n. 1. One that scours or

Take more men

hence, to wrangle or quarrel. Halliwell. cleans by rubbing or washing.-2. A drastic

And scout him round.

B. Jonson.

2. To be busy or industrious. Brockett. --cathartic.-3. One that runs with speed.

3. To shuftle; to use evasion. Grose. [Ob4. One who scours or roams the streets by 2. To range over for the purpose of dis

solete or provincial in all senses.) night; a rover, robber, or footpad; speciti scout (skout), v.d. (Icel. Skúta

, a taunt; per- Scrage (skragene (Comp., Gael screag, cally, one of a band of young scamps in the haps from root of shoot.) To sneer at; to

parched, shrivelled; Icel. skröggs - ligr, latter half of the seventeenth century who treat with disdain and contempt; to reject

scraggy, gaunt; Skröggr, a name of a giant. roamed the streets of London and com with scorn. 'Flout 'em and scout 'em, and

Akin Sc. scrog, a stunted bush.] 1. Something mitted various kinds of mischief. In those

thin or lean, with roughness. --2. Arawscout 'em and flout 'em.' Shak. days of highwaymen and scourers.' Mac

boned person. (Vulgar. ) - 3. A crooked

As for the idea of being jealous of Glorvina (Gloraulay.

branch. vina indeed!) Amelia would have scouted it, if an

[Provincial English.)-Scrag of Who has not heard the scourer's midnight fame? angel from heaven had hinted it to her. Thackeray,

mutton, the bony part of the neck of a Who has not trembled at the Mohock's name? Gay.

sheep's carcass; hence, in contempt, a perScoutt (skout), n. (Icel. skúti, a cave formed Scourge (skérj), n. (Fr. escourgée, a scourge;

son's neck. by jutting rocks; skúta, to jut out.) A high Scragged (skrag’ed),a. (See above.] 1. Rough L.L. excorrigiata, from L. ex, and corrigia, a rock. horse's rein, a shoe-tie.). 1. An instrument Scoutt (skout), n. [Icel. skuta, Dan. skude,

with irregular points or a broken surface; of the whip kind for the infliction of pain or

full of asperities; scraggy. * The scragged a small craft; D. schuit, a boat, a barge.) A punishment; a lash; a whip. 'A scourge of swift sailing-boat. Pepys.

and thorny lectures of monkish and misersmall cords.' Jn. ii. 15.

able sophistry.' Milton. — 2. Lean with roughMence--2. A pun- Scouth, Scowth (skouth), n. [Icel. skotha,

ness. ishment; a vindictive affliction; any means to look after; to view. Room; liberty to of inflicting punishment, vengeance, or suf

Scraggedness (skrag'ed-nes), n. The state range; scope. (Scotch.) fering. Scouther, Scowther (skou'Ther), v.t. [For

or quality of being scragged; leanness, or

leanness with roughness; roughness occaFamine and plague are sent as scourires for amend. merly also scolder; perhaps from scald.] To ment. 2 Esdras xvi. 19.

sioned by broken irregular points. scorch; to fire hastily on a gridiron. [Scotch.] Scraggily (skragʻi-li), adv. In a scraggy 3. One who greatly afflicts, harasses, or de- Scouther (skou'Ther), n. A hasty toasting;

manner; with leanness and roughness. stroys. a slight scorching.

Scragginess (skragʻi-nes), n. The state or If Attila equalled the hostile ravages of Tamer. I'll just tell ye ae thing, neighbour, that if things quality of being scraggy; leanness; ruggedlane, either the Tartar or the Hun might deserve the be otherwise than weel wi' Grace Armstrong, I'se gie epithet of the scourge of God.

Gibbon. you a scouther, if there be a tar-barrel in the five ness; roughness.

Sir W. Scoti. Scraggy (skrag'i), a. (See SCRAG.] 1. Having 4. A whip for a top. Locke.

an irregular broken surface; rough with irScourge (skerj), v.t. pret. & pp. scourged; Scovan-lode (skö'van-lod), 12. In mining, a ppr. scourging. (See the noun ) 1. To whip lode having no native oxide of iron on its

regular points; rugged; scragged. with a scourge; to whip severely; to lash. back or near the surface.

A scraggy rock, whose prominence Half overshades the ocean.

. Philips, Is it lawful for you to scourge a man that is a Ro

Scovel (skuv'l), n. (W. ysgubell, from ysgrib, man?

Acts xxii. 25.
a broom, L. scopa.] A mop for sweeping

2. Lean; thin; bony. A bevy of dowagers 2. To punish with severity; to chastise or ovens; a maulkin.

stout or scraggy.' Thackeray. correct; to afflict for sins or faults, and with

Scow (skou), n. (D. schouw, a ferry-boat.] Scrag -necked (skrag'nekt), a. Having a the purpose of correction.

1. A kind of large flat-bottomed boat used long, thin, scraggy neck He will scourge us for our iniquities, and will have

chiefly as a lighter; a pram.-2. A small Scraich, Scraigh skräch), v.i. To scream mercy again.

hoarsely; to shriek; to screech; to utter Tobit xiii. 5.

boat made of willows, &c., and covered Whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgwith skins; a ferry-boat.

a loud shrill sound; to cry as a fowl.

"Paitricks scraichin loud at e'en.' Burns. eth every son whoin he receiveth.

Scow (skou), v.t. To transport in a scow.
Heb. xii. 6.
Scowert (skou'ér), v.t. To scour.

3. To afflict greatly; to harass; to torment.
Scowerert (skour'er), n. A scourer.

Scraich, Scraigh (skräch), n. A scream; Bashaws or governors have been allowed to scourge scowl (skoul), v.i. "[A. Sax. scủl, sceol, in

a shriek. and impoverish the people.


scúl - eûged, sceol-eged, squint-eyed; Dan. Scraich-o'-day (skrāch'o-da), n. The first Scourger (skérj'ér), n. One who scourges skule, to look with downcast eyes, to scowl; appearance of dawn; daybreak. See SCREIGHor punishes; one who afflicts severely; spe

Icel. skola, to make a wry face; G. schulen OF-DAY. (Scotch. ] cifically, one of the sect otherwise called

and L. G. scheilen, to squint; and Sc. showl, Scramble (skram'bl), v.i. pret. & pp. scramFlagellants, who scourged themselves as a skyoul, to make wry mouths insultingly. ] bled; ppr. scrambling. [Freq. and dim. of penance.

1. To wrinkle the brows, as in frowning or

Prov. E. scramb, to pull or rake with the The sect of the scourgers broached several capital displeasure; to put on a frowning look; to

hands; allied to D. scrammen, to scratch; Tyndale. look sour, sullen, severe, or angry.

Dan. skramle, to ramble; Sw. skramla, to Scouring - ball (skour'ing-bal), n. A ball

She scoruld and frown'd with froward countenance.

clatter; and probably also to scrabble, such as may be made of a combination of

Spenser scrape.] 1. To move or climb by seizing





his peace.

In a


objects with the hand and drawing the body "The nonconformists did not choose, but tings, clippings, and worn-out small artiforward; to move on all fours; as, to scram scraped subscribers. Fuller.

cles, such as horse-shoe nails, &c.; when ble up a cliff.—2. To seize or catch eagerly Let the government be ruined by his avarice, if by carefully selected and rewrought the proat anything that is desired; to struggle for avarice he can scrupe together so much as to make duct possesses superior toughness and malor seize before others something thrown


leability. upon the ground; to catch at or strive for 5. In public meetings, &c., to express dis- Scrap-metal (skrap'met-al), n. A term aprudely or without cereniony.

approbation of or attempt to drown the plied to fragments of any kind of metal which of other care they little reckoning make,

voice of by drawing the feet over the floor. are only of use for remelting. Than how to scramble at the shearers' feast.

To scrape acquaintance with a person, to Scrappy (skrap'i), a. Consisting of scraps.

Milion. make one's self acquainted, lit. by bowing 'A dreadfully scrappy dinner, the evident Scramble (skram'bl), n. 1. The act of scram

or scraping; to insinuate one's self into a remains of a party to which I didn't invite bling or clambering -- 2. An eager contest person's acquaintance.

you.' Thackeray. (Colloq.) for something, in which one endeavours to

Scrape (skrāp), v.i. 1. To roughen or re Scratt (skrat), v.t. (A form of scratch.) To get the thing before another; an uncere move a surface by rubbing; to make a harsh scratch inonious struggle with pushing and jostling. noise by rubbing; to make a harsh noise.

It is an ordinary thing for women to scrat the faces Somebody threw a handful of apples among them, 2. To play awkwardly on a violin or such of such as they suspect.

Burton. that set them presently together by the ears upon like instrument. the scramble. Sir Å. L'Estrange.

Scratt (skrat), v.i. To rake; to search. Mir.

To arrive at this surprising expedition, this musi: for Mags. Scramble (skram'bl), v.t. To do anything cal legerdemain, it is indeed necessary to do little

else than scrape and pipe. in a hurried random fashion; to mix and

Dr. Knox.

Scratt (skrat), n. An hermaphrodite.

Scratch (skrach), v.t. (O.E. cratch, to cook in a confused mass; as, to scramble 3. To make an awkward bow, with a draw.

scratch; 0.D. kratsen, Sw. kratsa, Dan. eggs. ing back of the foot.

kradse, G. kratzen, to scratch. The s does Juliet, scrambling up her hair, darted into the Scrape (skrāp), n. (From the verb.) 1. The

not properly belong to the word, but has house to prepare the tea,

Lord Lytton. act or noise of scraping; a rubbing over probably been prefixed through the influence Scrambler (skram'bler), n. One who scram

with something that roughens or removes of scrape, &c.] 1. To rub, tear, or mark the bles. "All the little scramblers after fame.' the surface; hence, the effect of scraping or surface of with something sharp; to wound Adlison.

rubbing; as, a noisy scrape on a floor; the slightly by a point or points; as, to scratch Scrambling (skram'bling), p. and a. Ir scrape of a pen.-2. An awkward bow accom the cheeks with the nails; to scratch the regular; straguling; rambling: haphazard :

panied with a scraping of the foot. - 3. A earth with a rake; to scratch the hands or random. ‘A huge old scrambling bedroom.'

disagreeable predicament; a perplexing or face with a pin or the like. A sort of small Sir W. Scott.

embarrassing position; a difficulty; per sand-coloured stones, so hard as to scratch Scramblingly (skram'bling-li), adv.

plexity: distress. 'All who find themselves glass.' N. Greu. scrambling manner; by seizing or catching in a scrape.' Sir W. Scott. (Colloq.)

Daphne roaning through a thorny wood, at eagerly.

The too eager pursuit of this his old enemy through Scratching her legs that one shall swear she bleeds. Scranch (skransh), v.t. (Probably imitative; thick and thin has led him into many of these scrapes.


Il'arburton. D. schrunsen, to scranch: G. schranzen, to

2. To rub or scrape with the nails so as not The word is the same as eat greedily.

Scrape-penny (skrāp'pen-i), n. A miser; to wound. crunch, craunch, with s prefixed. Comp. a penurious money hoarder.

Be mindful, when invention fails, creak, skreak; cringe, scringe.] To grind

Scraper (skräp' ėr), . 1. An instrument To scratch your head and bite your nails. Swift. with the teeth, and with a crackling sound; with which anything is scraped: specifically,

3. To write or draw awkwardly; as, to to craunch. [Colloq.] (a) a metal instrument, placed at or near

scratch out a pamphlet. Swift.-4. To dig the door of a house, upon which to scrape or Scranky (skrangk'i), a. (A form of scraggy

or excavate with the claws; as, some ani. with n interposed See SCRAG.) Lank; clean the shoes. () An instrument drawn

mals scratch holes in which they burrow.slender. Prof. Wilson. (Scotch.) by oxen or horses, and used for scraping

5. To erase or blot out; to obliterate; to exScrannel (skran'el), a. (Allied to scranny,

earth in making or repairing roads, digging scrawny, thin, meagre; Icel. skran, refuse; cellars, canals, &c., and generally in raising

punge; specifically, in horse-racing, to erase,

as the name of a horse from the list of comp. Ir. and Gael. crion, withered, little, and removing loosened soil, &c., to a short

starters. Made my lord scratch him for mean.) Slight; poor; thin; slender; miserdistance. (c) A large hoe used in cleaning

the Two Thousand.' Macmillan's Mag. able. Their scrannel pipes of wretched

roads, court-yards, cow-houses, &c. (d) An

instrument havstraw.' Milton.

He retires on his pension, and then when his last

hour is near, his last act is to try and get his name ing two

scratched, so that he may not die in the service of He is to twang harps for thee and blow through three sides or

the stranger.

W. H. Russell. scrannel pipes.


edges for cleanScranny (skran'i), a. (See above.) Thin; ing the planks,

- To scratch out, to erase; to rub out; to oblean; scrannel; scrawny. [Provincial Eng

literate. masts, or decks lish.) of ships, &c.

Scratch (skrach), v.i. To use the nails, Scrap (skrap), n. (Formerly scrape; Icel.

claws, or the like, in tearing the surface, or (e) In engr. a tool

Scraper for Ships. skrap, scraps, trifles; from the verb to

in digging; as, the gallinaceous hen scratches with a threescrape.] 1. A small piece, properly some

for her chickens. Dull tame things . edged blade for removing the ridge which thing scraped off; a detached, incomplete

that will neither bite nor scratch.' Dr. H. rises in a copper-plate by the use of the portion; a bit; a fragment; a crumb); as,

More. graver or dry point. (f) In lithography, Scratch (skrach), nr. 1. A break in the surscraps of meat.

a board in a lithographic press whose edge They have been at a great feast of languages, and is lowered on the tympan-sheet to bring

face of a thing made by scratching, or by stolen the scraps. Shak. the requisite pressure upon the paper which

rubbing with anything pointed; a slight

furrow; a score; as, a scratch on timber or 2. A detached piece, portion, or fragment of lies upon the inked stone. - 2. One who

glass. something written or printed; a short or scrapes; specifically, (a) a miser; one who unconnected extract; as, scraps of history gathers property by penurious diligence and

The coarse file ... makes deep scratches in the

work. or poetry; scraps of authors. Scraps of small savings; a scrape-penny.

Fos. Joxon. thundrous epic lilted out.' Tennyson. - Be thrifty but not covetous; therefore give

2. A slight wound; a laceration; a slight in3. A picture, suited for preservation in a Thy neerl, thine honour, and thy friend his due. cision. These nails with scratches shall descrap - book, or for ornainenting screens,

Never was scraper brave man. G. Herbert. form my breast.' Prior. boxes, &c.; as, coloured scraps; photographic (b) An awkward fiddler. Cowley.

God forbid a shallow scratch should drive scraps, &c. - 4. pl. The husky, skinny re Scraper-machine (skrāp'er-ma-shēn), n.

The Prince of Wales from such a field as this. siduum of melted fat. [Local.] An old form of lithographic press, in which

Shak, Scrap-book (skrap'bụk), n.

3. A kind of wig covering only a part of the A book for

the stone and the paper for the impression, holding scraps; a book for the preservation with a backing, was run beneath a straight

head.--4. In pugilism, a line drawn across of prints, engravings, &c., or of short pieces edge pressed violently upon the object pass

the prize-ring, up to which boxers are of poetry or other extracts from books and ing beneath. It is now supplanted by the

brought when they join fight; hence the vul. roller-press. papers; an album.

gar phrase, to come up to the scratch, meanScrape (skrāp), v.t. pret. & pp. scraped; ppr. Scrapescall t (skrāp'skal), n. A miser; a

ing, to stand to the consequences, or appear

when expected.-5. In handicapped compescraping. [Directly from Icel. skrapa, to scrape-penny. Withals. scrape, to clatter, to scratch; cog. with Scrap-forging (skrap'förj-ing), n.

A piece

titions, the starting-point, or the time of A. Sax. screopan, to scrape; L.G. and D. of scrap-iron piled, heated, and drawn into

starting for those competitors who are con

sidered the best, and who are allowed no schrapen, also schrabben, Dan. skrabe, to a bar,

advantage in the start.-6. In billiards, an scrape, to scratch.) 1. To rub the surface Scrapiana (skrap-i-a'na), n. pl. A collecof with a sharp or rough instrument, or with tion of literary scraps or fragments. Eclec.

accidental, successful stroke; a fluke.-7. A Rev. something hard; to deprive of the surface

calcareous, earthy,'or stony substance which by the light action of a sharp instrument; to Scraping (skrāp'ing), n. 1. The act of one

separates from sea-water in boiling it for

salt. Rees.--8. pl. A disease in horses, congrate harshly over; to abrade.

that scrapes.-2. That which is scraped off A hundred footsteps scrape the marble hall. Pope. from a substance, or is collected by scrap

sisting of dry chaps, rifts, or scabs, between ing, raking, or rubbing; as, the scrapings of

the heel and pastern-joint.-Old Scratch, 2. To clean by rubbing with something sharp

the devil. the street. or hard. Nor scrape trencher, nor wash Scrapingly (skrāp'ing-li), adv.

In a scrap

He did nothing but scratch, scratch, scratch, until dish.' Shak. Lev. xiv. 41.-3. To remove

I thought it was Oid Scratch himself. Marryat. ing manner; by scraping. or take off by rubbing; to erase.

Scraping-plane (skrāp'ing-plān),n. A plane Scratch (skrach), a. Taken at random or I will also scrape her dust from her, and make her having a vertical cutter or bit, with an edge haphazard, or without regard to qualificalike the top of a rock. Ezek. xxvi. 4. ground at an angle of 70° or 80°, adjusted by

tions; taken indiscriminately; heterogeLike the sanctimonious pirate, that went to sea a vertical screw, and held in place by an

neous. [Colloq.) with the ten commandinents, but scraped one out of the table.

end screw and block, used by workers in Shak.

The corps is a family gathered together like what iron, steel, brass, ivory, and hard woods. jockeys call a ‘scratch team.' A wheeler here, and 4. To collect by laborious effort; to gather Scrap-iron (skrap'i-ern), n. Old iron, cut

á leader there, with just smartness enough to soar by small gains or savings; to acquire, save,

above the level of a dull audience.

Lover. tings of plates, and other miscellaneous or gather penuriously: usually with together; fragments of iron accumulated for remelt

Compared with the Oxford men, those sent up by as, to scrape a sum of money together.

Cambridge were on this occasion little better than a ing. Wrought scrap-iron consists of cut

scratch crew.

Times Raspaper.




Scratch-back (skrach' bak), n. 1. A toy
which when drawn across a person's back
produces a noise as if his coat were torn.
Lord Lytton. -- 2. An implement formerly
used by ladies for scratching themselves,
consisting of an artificial hand or claws
attached to a handle.
Scratch-brush (skrach'brush), n. A cylin-
drical bundle of fine steel or brass wire
bound tightly in the centre, with the ends
projecting at both extremities so as to form
a stiff brush for cleaning and scratching
metals preparatory to gilding and silver-
ing, for cleaning files, and for other pur.
Scratch-cradle (skrach'krā-dl), n. Cratch-

cradle. See CAT'S-CRADLE.
Scratcher (skrach'ér), n. One who or that
which scratches; specifically, a bird which
scratches for food, as the common fowl;
one of the Rasores.
Scratchingly (skrach'ing-li), adv. With the
action of scratching. Like a cat when
scratchingly she wheels after a mouse.' Sir
P. Sidney.
Scratchings (skrach'ingz), n. pl. [Comp.
Scratch, n. 7. Possibly it may be a corrup-
tion of searcings, from searce, a sieve.] Re-
fuse matter strained out of fat when it is
melted and purified. [Provincial English.)

She'd take a big cullendar to strain her lard wi' and then wonder as the scratchings run through.

George Eliot Scratch-pan (skrach'pan), n. A pan in

salt-works to receive the scratch. Scratch-race (skrach'rās), n. A race in which the competitors are either drawn by lot or taken without regard to qualifications; a race without restrictions. Scratch-weed (skrach'wēd), n. A rough common weed of the genus Galium (G. Aparine).

Called also Cleavers, Goose-grass,Catch-weed. you scrawl.' Swift.-2. To creep; to crawl.

Scratch-wig (skrach'wig), n. A kind of wig Scrawl (skral), n. 1. A piece of unskilful
that covers only a portion of the head. or inelegant writing, or a piece of hasty,
‘Small scratch-wigs without powder.' Thack bad writing. 'Loose, straggling scrawls they

were.' Dickens. Scratch-work (skrach'werk), n. A species Mr. Wycherly, hearing from me how welcoine his of fresco consisting of a coloured plaster letters would be, writ to you, in which I inserted my laid on the face of a building, &c., and


covered with a white one, which being 2. In New England, a ragged broken branch
scratched through to any design the col of a tree or other brush-wood.
oured work appears and makes the contrast. Scrawler (skral'ér), 11. One who scrawls; a
Scrattle (skrat'l), v.i. (No doubt a form hasty or awkward writer.
suggested by scratch, or partly by to scuttle.) | Scrawm (skram), v. t. (Lit. to scar or make
To scramble; to scuttle. (Provincial.] scars in; Icel. skrúma, Dan. skramme, a

'Twas dark parts and Popish then; and nobody scar; probably from root of scrape.) To
knowed nothing. nor got no schooling, nor cared for tear; to scratch. (Northern provincial Eng.
nothing but scrattling up and down alongshore like lish.)
to prawns in a pule.


He scrawm'd an' scratted my faace like a cat. In another minute a bouncing and scrattling was

Tennyson (Northern Cobbler). heard on the stairs and a white bull-dog rushed in.

7. Hughes. Scrawny (skry'ni), a. (Allied to scrannel. Scraw (skra), n. (Ir. scralh, a turf.) A turf; See ScrANNEL ) Meagre; wasted; raw-boned; a sod. (Irish.)

scranny. (Local.] Neither should that odious custom be allowed of Scray (skrā), n. (W. yscraen, the scray.) cutting scraws (as they call them), which is flaying Sterna Hirundo, the sea - swallow; the off the green surface of the ground, to cover their cabins or make up their ditches,


common tern. Scrawl (skral), v.t. (Probably a contracted

Screablet (skrē'a-bl), a. (L. screabilis, from form of scrabble; comp. D. schravelen, schra

screo, to spit out.] That may be spit out. felen, to scrape or scratch.) To draw or

Screak (skrēk), v.i. (An older and northern mark awkwardly and irregularly with a pen,

form of screech, shriek, which are weakened pencil, or other instrument; to write awk

forms; Sw. skrika, Icel. skrækja, to screak. wardly, hastily, or imperfectly; to scribble;

It is equivalent to creak, with prefixed intens. as, to scrawl a letter; also, to make irregular

8, and is no doubt imitative. See SCREECH.] lines or bad writing on; as, to scrawl a piece

To utter suddenly a sharp, shrill sound or of paper.

outcry; to scream or screech; also, to creak, Peruse my leaves through ev'ry part

as a door or wheel. Written also Screeke And think thou seest its owner's heart,

and Scrike. See SCREECH.
Scranulod o'er with trifies thus, and quite

I would become a cat
As hard, as senseless, and as light. Swifi.

To combat with the creeping mouse
Scrawl (skral), v.i. 1. To write unskilfully

And scratch the screcking rat. Turberville. and inelegantly. "Though with a golden pen Screak t (skrēk), n. A creaking; a screech.

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