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SCALP, n. [L. scalpo.]

1. The skin of the top of the head; as a hairless scalp.

2. The skin of the top of the head cut or torn off. A scalp among the Indians of America is a trophy of victory.

SCALP, v.t. To deprive of the scalp, or integuments of the head.




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SCALP, n. [L. scalpo.]

1. The skin of the top of the head; as a hairless scalp.

2. The skin of the top of the head cut or torn off. A scalp among the Indians of America is a trophy of victory.

SCALP, v.t. To deprive of the scalp, or integuments of the head.


SCALP, n. [D. schelp or schulp, a shell. The German has hirnschale, brain-shell. See Scale. But qu. the Ch. Syr. and Ar. קלף, to peel, to bark, and L. scalpo.]

  1. The skin of the top of the head; as, a hairless scalp. – Shak.
  2. The skin of the top of the head cut or torn off. A scalp among the Indians of America is a trophy of victory.

SCALP, v.t.

To deprive of the scalp or integuments of the head. – Sharp.


Scalp
  1. A bed of oysters or mussels.

    [Scot.]
  2. 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.

  3. To deprive of the scalp] to cut or tear the scalp from the head of.
  4. 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]
  5. 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.
  6. To remove the skin of.

    We must scalp the whole lid [of the eye]. J. S. Wells.

  7. 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.

  8. To brush the hairs or fuzz from, as wheat grains, in the process of high milling.

    Knight.
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Scalp

SCALP, noun [Latin scalpo.]

1. The skin of the top of the head; as a hairless scalp

2. The skin of the top of the head cut or torn off. A scalp among the Indians of America is a trophy of victory.

SCALP, verb transitive To deprive of the scalp or integuments of the head.

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1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

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ABOL'ISH, v.t. [L. abolco; from ab and oleo, olesco, to grow.]

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2. To destroy, or put an end to; as to abolish idols. Isa. ii. To abolish death 2Tim. i. This sense is not common. To abolish posterity, in the translation of Pausanias, Lib. 3. Ca. 6, is hardly allowable.

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