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scar

SC'AR, n.

1. A mark in the skin or flesh of an animal made by a wound or an ulcer, and remaining after the wound or ulcer is healed. The soldier is proud of his scars.

2. Any mark or injury; a blemish.

The earth had the beauty of youth - and not a wrinkle, scar or fracture on its body.

3. [L. scarus; Gr.] A fish of the Labrus kind.

SC'AR, v.t. To mark with a scar.




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SC'AR, n.

1. A mark in the skin or flesh of an animal made by a wound or an ulcer, and remaining after the wound or ulcer is healed. The soldier is proud of his scars.

2. Any mark or injury; a blemish.

The earth had the beauty of youth - and not a wrinkle, scar or fracture on its body.

3. [L. scarus; Gr.] A fish of the Labrus kind.

SC'AR, v.t. To mark with a scar.


SCAR, n. [Fr. escarre; Arm. scarr or yscar; It. escara; Gr. εσχαρα; Dan. skar; probably from the root of shear, share, to cut, Sax. sciran, scearan, whence Dan. skaar, a notch.]

  1. A mark in the skin or flesh of an animal, made by a wound or an ulcer, and remaining after the wound or ulcer is healed. The soldier is proud of his scars.
  2. Any mark or injury; a blemish. The earth had the beauty of youth … and not a wrinkle, scar or fracture on its body. – Burnet.
  3. [L. scarus; Gr. σκαρος.] A fish of the Labrus kind. Dict. Nat. Hist.

SCAR, v.t.

To mark with a scar. – Shak.


Scar
  1. A mark in the skin or flesh of an animal, made by a wound or ulcer, and remaining after the wound or ulcer is healed; a cicatrix; a mark left by a previous injury; a blemish; a disfigurement.

    This earth had the beauty of youth, . . . and not a wrinkle, scar, or fracture on all its body. T. Burnet.

  2. To mark with a scar or scars.

    Yet I'll not shed her blood]
    Nor scar that whiter skin of hers than snow.
    Shak.

    His cheeks were deeply scarred. Macaulay.

  3. To form a scar.
  4. An isolated or protruding rock; a steep, rocky eminence; a bare place on the side of a mountain or steep bank of earth.

    [Written also scaur.]

    O sweet and far, from cliff and scar,
    The horns of Elfland faintly blowing.
    Tennyson.

  5. A marine food fish, the scarus, or parrot fish.

  6. A mark left upon a stem or branch by the fall of a leaf, leaflet, or frond, or upon a seed by the separation of its support. See Illust.. under Axillary.
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Scar

SC'AR, noun

1. A mark in the skin or flesh of an animal made by a wound or an ulcer, and remaining after the wound or ulcer is healed. The soldier is proud of his scars.

2. Any mark or injury; a blemish.

The earth had the beauty of youth - and not a wrinkle, scar or fracture on its body.

3. [Latin scarus; Gr.] A fish of the Labrus kind.

SC'AR, verb transitive To mark with a scar

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importance

IMPORT'ANCE, n.

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.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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LUS'TRAL, a. [L. lustralis, from lustro, to purify.]

1. Used in purification; as lustral water; lustral waves.

2. Pertaining to purification; as lustral days.

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