Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Scobby noun The chaffinch. [ Prov. Eng.]
Scobiform adjective [ Latin scobs , or scobis , sawdust, scrapings + -form : confer French scobiforme .] Having the form of, or resembling, sawdust or raspings.
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.
[ 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 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 transitive verb To treat or address with derision; to assail scornfully; to mock at.
To scoff religion is ridiculously proud and immodest. Glanvill.
Scoffer noun One who scoffs. 2 Pet. iii. 3.
Scoffery noun The act of scoffing; scoffing conduct; mockery. Holinshed.
Scoffingly adverb In a scoffing manner. Broome.
Scoke noun (Botany) Poke ( Phytolacca decandra ).
Scolay intransitive verb See Scoley .
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 transitive verb To chide with rudeness and clamor; to rate; also, to rebuke or reprove with severity.
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.
1. One who scolds. 2. (Zoology) (a) The oyster catcher; -- so called from its shrill cries. (b) The old squaw. [ Local U.S.]
Scolding adjective & noun from Scold , v. Scolding bridle
, an iron frame. See Brank , noun , 2.
Scoldingly adverb In a scolding manner.
Scole noun School. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.
Scolecite 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 .
; 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 intransitive verb
[ Confer Old French escoler
to teach. See School
.] To go to school; to study.
[ Obsolete] Chaucer.
Scoliosis noun [ New Latin , from Greek skolio`s crooked.] (Medicine) A lateral curvature of the spine.
Scolithus 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.
Scolopacine adjective [ Latin scolopax a snipe, Greek ....] (Zoology) Of or pertaining to the Scolopacidæ , or Snipe family.
[ 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 adjective (Zoology) Like or pertaining to the Scolopendra.
Scolytid 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 noun [ Latin , a mackerel, Greek ....] (Zoology) A genus of acanthopterygious fishes which includes the common mackerel.
Scomberoid adjective & noun
[ Confer French scombéroïde
.] (Zoology) Same as Scombroid .
Scombriformes (skŏm`brĭ*fôr"mēz) noun plural [ New Latin ] (Zoology) A division of fishes including the mackerels, tunnies, and allied fishes.
Scombroid (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 (skŏm"fĭsh or skŭm"- ) transitive verb & i. To suffocate or stifle; to smother. [ Scot. & Prov. Eng.]
Scomfit (skŭm"fĭy) noun & v. Discomfit. [ Obsolete]
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.
[ 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 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 noun (Architecture) A squinch.
Scone noun A cake, thinner than a bannock, made of wheat or barley or oat meal. [ Written variously, scon , skone , skon , etc.] [ Scot.] Burns.
[ 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 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 noun A beat. [ Newspaper Slang]
Scoop transitive verb To get a scoop, or a beat, on (a rival). [ Newspaper Slang]
1. One who, or that which, scoops. 2. (Zoology) The avocet; -- so called because it scoops up the mud to obtain food.
Scoot intransitive verb To walk fast; to go quickly; to run hastily away. [ Colloq. & Humorous, U. S.]
Scoparin noun (Chemistry) A yellow gelatinous or crystalline substance found in broom ( Cytisus scoparius ) accompanying sparteïne.
Scopate adjective [ Latin scopae , scopa , a broom.] (Zoology) Having the surface closely covered with hairs, like a brush.
[ 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.