scalp


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Scalp \Scalp\ (sk[a^]lp), n. [Cf. Scallop.]
   A bed of oysters or mussels. [Scot.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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.
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            By the bare scalp of Robin Hodd's fat friar,
            This fellow were a king for our wild faction!
                                                  --Shak.
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   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.
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   3. Fig.: The top; the summit. --Macaulay.
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   Scalp lock, a long tuft of hair left on the crown of the
      head by the warriors of some tribes of American Indians.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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.
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   2. (Surg.) To remove the skin of.
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            We must scalp the whole lid [of the eye]. --J. S.
                                                  Wells.
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   3. (Milling) To brush the hairs or fuzz from, as wheat
      grains, in the process of high milling. --Knight.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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]
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