Scobiform Scob"i·form adjective [ Latin scobs , or scobis , sawdust, scrapings + -form : confer French scobiforme .] Having the form of, or resembling, sawdust or raspings.
Scobs Scobs noun sing. & plural [ Latin scobs , or scobis , from scabere to scrape.] 1. Raspings of ivory, hartshorn, metals, or other hard substance. Chambers. 2. The dross of metals.
Scoff Scoff noun
[ Middle English scof
; akin to OFries. schof
, Old High German scoph
, Icelandic skaup
, and perhaps to English shove
.] 1. Derision; ridicule; mockery; derisive or mocking expression of scorn, contempt, or reproach.
With scoffs , and scorns, and contumelious taunts. Shak. 2. An object of scorn, mockery, or derision.
The scoff of withered age and beardless youth. Cowper.
Scoff Scoff intransitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Scoffed
(?; 115); present participle & verbal noun Scoffing
.] [ Confer Danish skuffe
to deceive, delude, Icelandic skopa
to scoff, OD. schoppen
. See Scoff
] To show insolent ridicule or mockery; to manifest contempt by derisive acts or language; -- often with at .
Truth from his lips prevailed with double sway, Goldsmith.
And fools who came to scoff , remained to pray.
God's better gift they scoff at and refuse. Cowper. Syn.
-- To sneer; mock; gibe; jeer. See Sneer
Scoff Scoff transitive verb To treat or address with derision; to assail scornfully; to mock at.
To scoff religion is ridiculously proud and immodest. Glanvill.
Scoffer Scoff"er noun One who scoffs. 2 Pet. iii. 3.
Scoffery Scoff"er·y noun The act of scoffing; scoffing conduct; mockery. Holinshed.
Scoffingly Scoff"ing·ly adverb In a scoffing manner. Broome.
Scoke Scoke noun (Botany) Poke ( Phytolacca decandra ).
Scolay Sco·lay" intransitive verb See Scoley . [ Obsolete]
Scold Scold intransitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Scolded
; present participle & verbal noun Scolding
.] [ Akin to Dutch schelden
, German schelten
, Old High German sceltan
, Danish skielde
.] To find fault or rail with rude clamor; to brawl; to utter harsh, rude, boisterous rebuke; to chide sharply or coarsely; -- often with at ; as, to scold at a servant.
Pardon me, lords, 't is the first time ever Shak.
I was forced to scold .
Scold Scold transitive verb To chide with rudeness and clamor; to rate; also, to rebuke or reprove with severity.
Scold Scold noun 1. One who scolds, or makes a practice of scolding; esp., a rude, clamorous woman; a shrew.
She is an irksome, brawling scold . Shak. 2. A scolding; a brawl.
Scolder Scold"er noun 1. One who scolds. 2. (Zoology) (a) The oyster catcher; -- so called from its shrill cries. (b) The old squaw. [ Local U.S.]
Scolding Scold"ing adjective & noun from Scold , v. Scolding bridle , an iron frame. See Brank , noun , 2.
Scoldingly Scold"ing·ly adverb In a scolding manner.
Scole Scole noun School. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.
Scolecida Sco·le"ci·da noun plural [ New Latin See Scolex .] (Zoology) Same as Helminthes .
Scolecite Scol"e·cite noun [ Greek skw`lhx , -hkos , a worm, earthworm.] (Min.) A zeolitic mineral occuring in delicate radiating groups of white crystals. It is a hydrous silicate of alumina and lime. Called also lime mesotype .
Scolecomorpha Sco·le`co·mor"pha noun plural [ New Latin See Scolex , -morphous .] (Zoology) Same as Scolecida .
Scolex Sco"lex noun
; plural Scoleces
. [ New Latin , from Greek skw`lhx
worm, grub.] (Zoology) (a) The embryo produced directly from the egg in a metagenetic series, especially the larva of a tapeworm or other parasitic worm. See Illust. of Echinococcus . (b) One of the Scolecida.
Scoley Sco·ley" intransitive verb [ Confer Old French escoler to teach. See School .] To go to school; to study. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.
Scoliosis Sco`li·o"sis noun [ New Latin , from Greek skolio`s crooked.] (Medicine) A lateral curvature of the spine.
Scolithus Scol"i·thus noun [ New Latin , from Greek skw`lhx a worm + li`qos a stone.] (Paleon.) A tubular structure found in Potsdam sandstone, and believed to be the fossil burrow of a marine worm.
Scollop Scol"lop noun & v. See Scallop .
Scolopacine Scol`o·pa"cine adjective [ Latin scolopax a snipe, Greek ....] (Zoology) Of or pertaining to the Scolopacidæ , or Snipe family.
Scolopendra Scol`o·pen"dra noun [ Latin , a kind of multiped, from Greek ....] 1. (Zoology) A genus of venomous myriapods including the centipeds. See Centiped . 2. A sea fish. [ R.] Spenser.
Scolopendrine Scol`o·pen"drine adjective (Zoology) Like or pertaining to the Scolopendra.
Scolytid Scol"y·tid noun [ Greek ... to cut short.] (Zoology) Any one of numerous species of small bark-boring beetles of the genus Scolytus and allied genera. Also used adjectively.
Scomber Scom"ber noun [ Latin , a mackerel, Greek ....] (Zoology) A genus of acanthopterygious fishes which includes the common mackerel.
Scomberoid Scom"ber·oid adjective & noun [ Confer French scombéroïde .] (Zoology) Same as Scombroid .
Scombriformes Scom`bri·for"mes (skŏm`brĭ*fôr"mēz) noun plural [ New Latin ] (Zoology) A division of fishes including the mackerels, tunnies, and allied fishes.
Scombroid Scom"broid (skŏm"broid) adjective [ Scomber + -oid .] (Zoology) Like or pertaining to the Mackerel family. -- noun Any fish of the family Scombridæ , of which the mackerel ( Scomber ) is the type.
Scomfish Scom"fish (skŏm"fĭsh or skŭm"- ) transitive verb & i. To suffocate or stifle; to smother. [ Scot. & Prov. Eng.]
Scomfit Scom"fit (skŭm"fĭy) noun & v. Discomfit. [ Obsolete]
Scomm Scomm (skŏm) noun [ Latin scomma a taunt, jeer, scoff, Greek ..., from ... to mock, scoff at.] 1. A buffoon. [ Obsolete] L'Estrange. 2. A flout; a jeer; a gibe; a taunt. [ Obsolete] Fotherby.
Sconce Sconce noun
[ Dutch schans
, OD. schantse
, perhaps from Old French esconse
a hiding place, akin to esconser
to hide, Latin absconsus
, past participle
. See Abscond
, and confer Ensconce
a candlestick.] 1. A fortification, or work for defense; a fort.
No sconce or fortress of his raising was ever known either to have been forced, or yielded up, or quitted. Milton. 2. A hut for protection and shelter; a stall.
One that . . . must raise a sconce by the highway and sell switches. Beau. & Fl. 3. A piece of armor for the head; headpiece; helmet.
I must get a sconce for my head. Shak. 4. Fig.: The head; the skull; also, brains; sense; discretion.
To knock him about the sconce with a dirty shovel. Shak. 5. A poll tax; a mulct or fine. Johnson. 6.
[ Old French esconse
a dark lantern, properly, a hiding place. See Etymol. above.] A protection for a light; a lantern or cased support for a candle; hence, a fixed hanging or projecting candlestick.
Tapers put into lanterns or sconces of several- colored, oiled paper, that the wind might not annoy them. Evelyn.
Golden sconces hang not on the walls. Dryden. 7. Hence, the circular tube, with a brim, in a candlestick, into which the candle is inserted. 8. (Architecture) A squinch. 9. A fragment of a floe of ice. Kane. 10.
[ Perhaps a different word.] A fixed seat or shelf.
[ Prov. Eng.]
Sconce Sconce transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Sconced
; present participle & verbal noun Sconcing
.] 1. To shut up in a sconce; to imprison; to insconce.
Immure him, sconce him, barricade him in 't. Marston. 2. To mulct; to fine.
[ Obsolete] Milton.
Sconcheon Scon"cheon noun (Architecture) A squinch.
Scone Scone noun A cake, thinner than a bannock, made of wheat or barley or oat meal. [ Written variously, scon , skone , skon , etc.] [ Scot.] Burns.
Scoop Scoop noun
[ Middle English scope
, of Scand. origin; confer Swedish skopa
, akin to Dutch schop
a shovel, German schüppe
, and also to English shove
. See Shovel
.] 1. A large ladle; a vessel with a long handle, used for dipping liquids; a utensil for bailing boats. 2. A deep shovel, or any similar implement for digging out and dipping or shoveling up anything; as, a flour scoop ; the scoop of a dredging machine. 3. (Surg.) A spoon-shaped instrument, used in extracting certain substances or foreign bodies. 4. A place hollowed out; a basinlike cavity; a hollow.
Some had lain in the scoop of the rock. J. R. Drake. 5. A sweep; a stroke; a swoop. 6. The act of scooping, or taking with a scoop or ladle; a motion with a scoop, as in dipping or shoveling. Scoop net
, a kind of hand net, used in fishing; also, a net for sweeping the bottom of a river.
-- Scoop wheel
, a wheel for raising water, having scoops or buckets attached to its circumference; a tympanum.
Scoop Scoop transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Scooped
; present participle & verbal noun Scooping
.] [ Middle English scopen
. See Scoop
] 1. To take out or up with, a scoop; to lade out.
He scooped the water from the crystal flood. Dryden. 2. To empty by lading; as, to scoop a well dry. 3. To make hollow, as a scoop or dish; to excavate; to dig out; to form by digging or excavation.
Those carbuncles the Indians will scoop , so as to hold above a pint. Arbuthnot.
Scoop Scoop noun A beat. [ Newspaper Slang]
Scoop Scoop transitive verb To get a scoop, or a beat, on (a rival). [ Newspaper Slang]
Scooper Scoop"er noun 1. One who, or that which, scoops. 2. (Zoology) The avocet; -- so called because it scoops up the mud to obtain food.
Scoot Scoot intransitive verb To walk fast; to go quickly; to run hastily away. [ Colloq. & Humorous, U. S.]
Scoparin Sco"pa·rin noun (Chemistry) A yellow gelatinous or crystalline substance found in broom ( Cytisus scoparius ) accompanying sparteïne.
Scopate Sco"pate adjective [ Latin scopae , scopa , a broom.] (Zoology) Having the surface closely covered with hairs, like a brush.
Scope Scope noun
[ Italian scopo
, Latin scopos
a mark, aim, Greek skopo`s
, a watcher, mark, aim; akin to ..., ... to view, and perhaps to English spy
. Confer Skeptic
.] 1. That at which one aims; the thing or end to which the mind directs its view; that which is purposed to be reached or accomplished; hence, ultimate design, aim, or purpose; intention; drift; object.
"Shooting wide, do miss the marked scope
Your scope is as mine own, Shak.
So to enforce or qualify the laws
As to your soul seems good.
The scope of all their pleading against man's authority, is to overthrow such laws and constitutions in the church. Hooker. 2. Room or opportunity for free outlook or aim; space for action; amplitude of opportunity; free course or vent; liberty; range of view, intent, or action.
Give him line and scope . Shak.
In the fate and fortunes of the human race, scope is given to the operation of laws which man must always fail to discern the reasons of. I. Taylor.
Excuse me if I have given too much scope to the reflections which have arisen in my mind. Burke.
An intellectual cultivation of no moderate depth or scope . Hawthorne. 3. Extended area.
[ Obsolete] "The scopes
of land granted to the first adventurers." Sir J. Davies. 4. Length; extent; sweep; as, scope of cable.
Scopeline Sco"pe·line adjective (Zoology) Scopeloid.
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