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scalp


  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Scalp  \Scalp\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Scalped};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Scalping}.] 
  1.  To  deprive  of  the  scalp;  to  cut  or  tear  the  scalp  from  the 
  head  of 
 
  2.  (Surg.)  To  remove  the  skin  of 
 
  We  must  scalp  the  whole  lid  [of  the  eye].  --J.  S. 
  Wells. 
 
  3.  (Milling)  To  brush  the  hairs  or  fuzz  from  as  wheat 
  grains,  in  the  process  of  high  milling.  --Knight. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Scalp  \Scalp\,  v.  i. 
  To  make  a  small  quick  profit  by  slight  fluctuations  of  the 
  market;  --  said  of  brokers  who  operate  in  this  way  on  their 
  own  account.  [Cant] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Scalp  \Scalp\  (sk[a^]lp),  n.  [Cf.  {Scallop}.] 
  A  bed  of  oysters  or  mussels.  [Scot.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Scalp  \Scalp\,  n.  [Perhaps  akin  to  D.  schelp  shell.  Cf 
  {Scallop}.] 
  1.  That  part  of  the  integument  of  the  head  which  is  usually 
  covered  with  hair. 
 
  By  the  bare  scalp  of  Robin  Hodd's  fat  friar,  This 
  fellow  were  a  king  for  our  wild  faction!  --Shak. 
 
  2.  A  part  of  the  skin  of  the  head,  with  the  hair  attached, 
  cut  or  torn  off  from  an  enemy  by  the  Indian  warriors  of 
  North  America,  as  a  token  of  victory. 
 
  3.  Fig.:  The  top  the  summit.  --Macaulay. 
 
  {Scalp  lock},  a  long  tuft  of  hair  left  on  the  crown  of  the 
  head  by  the  warriors  of  some  tribes  of  American  Indians. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  scalp 
  n  :  the  skin  that  covers  the  top  of  the  head;  "they  wanted  to 
  take  his  scalp  as  a  trophy" 
  v  1:  sell  illegally,  as  on  the  black  market 
  2:  remove  the  scalp  of  "The  enemies  were  scalped" 




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