Webster's Dictionary, 1913

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Scutelliplantar adjective [ Latin scutellus a shield + planta foot.] (Zoology) Having broad scutella on the front, and small scales on the posterior side, of the tarsus; -- said of certain birds.

Scutellum noun ; plural Scutella . [ New Latin , neut. dim. of Latin scutum a shield.]
1. (Botany) A rounded apothecium having an elevated rim formed of the proper thallus, the fructification of certain lichens.

2. (Zoology) (a) The third of the four pieces forming the upper part of a thoracic segment of an insect. It follows the scutum, and is followed by the small postscutellum; a scutella. See Thorax . (b) One of the transverse scales on the tarsi and toes of birds; a scutella.

Scutibranch adjective (Zoology) Scutibranchiate. -- noun One of the Scutibranchiata.

Scutibranchia noun plural [ New Latin ] (Zoology) Same as Scutibranchiata .

Scutibranchian noun (Zoology) One of the Scutibranchiata.

Scutibranchiata noun plural [ New Latin See Scutum , and Branchia .] (Zoology) An order of gastropod Mollusca having a heart with two auricles and one ventricle. The shell may be either spiral or shieldlike.

» It is now usually regarded as including only the Rhipidoglossa and the Docoglossa. When originally established, it included a heterogenous group of mollusks having shieldlike shells, such as Haliotis, Fissurella, Carinaria, etc.

Scutibranchiate adjective (Zoology) Having the gills protected by a shieldlike shell; of or pertaining to the Scutibranchiata. -- noun One of the Scutibranchiata.

Scutiferous adjective [ Latin scutum shield + -ferous .] Carrying a shield or buckler.

Scutiform adjective [ Latin scutum shield + -form : confer French scutiforme .] Shield-shaped; scutate.

Scutiger noun [ New Latin , from Latin scutum shield + gerere to bear.] (Zoology) Any species of chilopod myriapods of the genus Scutigera . They sometimes enter buildings and prey upon insects.

Scutiped adjective [ Latin scutum a shield + pes , pedis , a foot: confer French scutipède .] (Zoology) Having the anterior surface of the tarsus covered with scutella, or transverse scales, in the form of incomplete bands terminating at a groove on each side; -- said of certain birds.

Scutter intransitive verb [ Confer Scuttle , intransitive verb ] To run quickly; to scurry; to scuttle. [ Prov. Eng.]

A mangy little jackal . . . cocked up his ears and tail, and scuttered across the shallows.

Scuttle noun [ Anglo-Saxon scutel a dish, platter; confer Icelandic skutill ; both from Latin scutella , dim. of scutra , scuta , a dish or platter; confer scutum a shield. Confer Skillet .]
1. A broad, shallow basket.

2. A wide-mouthed vessel for holding coal: a coal hod.

Scuttle intransitive verb [ For scuddle , from scud .] To run with affected precipitation; to hurry; to bustle; to scuddle.

With the first dawn of day, old Janet was scuttling about the house to wake the baron.
Sir W. Scott.

Scuttle noun A quick pace; a short run. Spectator.

Scuttle noun [ Old French escoutille , French éscoutille , confer Spanish escotilla ; probably akin to Spanish escotar to cut a thing so as to make it fit, to hollow a garment about the neck, perhaps originally, to cut a bosom-shaped piece out, and of Teutonic origin; confer Dutch schoot lap, bosom, German schoss , Goth. skauts the hem of a garnment. Confer Sheet an expanse.]
1. A small opening in an outside wall or covering, furnished with a lid. Specifically: (a) (Nautical) A small opening or hatchway in the deck of a ship, large enough to admit a man, and with a lid for covering it, also, a like hole in the side or bottom of a ship. (b) An opening in the roof of a house, with a lid.

2. The lid or door which covers or closes an opening in a roof, wall, or the like.

Scuttle butt , or Scuttle cask (Nautical) , a butt or cask with a large hole in it, used to contain the fresh water for daily use in a ship. Totten.

Scuttle transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Scuttled ; present participle & verbal noun Scuttling .]
1. To cut a hole or holes through the bottom, deck, or sides of (as of a ship), for any purpose.

2. To sink by making holes through the bottom of; as, to scuttle a ship.

Scutum noun ; plural Scuta . [ Latin ]
1. (Rom. Antiq.) An oblong shield made of boards or wickerwork covered with leather, with sometimes an iron rim; -- carried chiefly by the heavy-armed infantry.

2. (O. Eng. Law) A penthouse or awning. [ Obsolete] Burrill.

3. (Zoology) (a) The second and largest of the four parts forming the upper surface of a thoracic segment of an insect. It is preceded by the prescutum and followed by the scutellum. See the Illust. under Thorax . (b) One of the two lower valves of the operculum of a barnacle.

Scybala noun plural [ New Latin , from Greek sky`balon dung.] (Medicine) Hardened masses of feces.

Scye (sī) noun Arm scye, a cutter's term for the armhole or part of the armhole of the waist of a garment. [ Cant]

Scyle (sīl) transitive verb [ Anglo-Saxon scylan to withdraw or remove.] To hide; to secrete; to conceal. [ Obsolete]

Scylla noun A dangerous rock on the Italian coast opposite the whirpool Charybdis on the coast of Sicily, -- both personified in classical literature as ravenous monsters. The passage between them was formerly considered perilous; hence, the saying "Between Scylla and Charybdis," signifying a great peril on either hand.

Scyllarian noun (Zoology) One of a family ( Scyllaridæ ) of macruran Crustacea, remarkable for the depressed form of the body, and the broad, flat antennæ. Also used adjectively.

Scyllite noun (Chemistry) A white crystalline substance of a sweetish taste, resembling inosite and metameric with dextrose. It is extracted from the kidney of the dogfish (of the genus Scyllium ), the shark, and the skate.

Scyllæa noun [ New Latin See Scylla .] (Zoology) A genus of oceanic nudibranchiate mollusks having the small branched gills situated on the upper side of four fleshy lateral lobes, and on the median caudal crest.

» In color and form these mollusks closely imitate the fronds of sargassum and other floating seaweeds among which they live.

Scymetar noun See Scimiter .

Scypha noun ; plural Scyphae . [ New Latin ] (Botany) See Scyphus , 2 (b) .

Scyphiform adjective [ Latin scyphus a cup + -form .] (Botany) Cup-shaped.

Scyphistoma noun ; plural Scyphistomata , Scyphistomæ . [ New Latin , from Greek sky`fos a cup + sto`ma the mouth.] (Zoology) The young attached larva of Discophora in the stage when it resembles a hydroid, or actinian.

Scyphobranchii noun plural [ New Latin , from Greek sky`fos a cup + bra`gchion a gill.] (Zoology) An order of fishes including the blennioid and gobioid fishes, and other related families.

Scyphomedusæ noun plural [ New Latin , from Greek sky`fos cup + New Latin medusa .] (Zoology) Same as Acraspeda , or Discophora .

Scyphophori noun plural [ New Latin , from Greek sky`fos a cup + fe`rein to bear.] (Zoology) An order of fresh-water fishes inhabiting tropical Africa. They have rudimentary electrical organs on each side of the tail.

Scyphus noun ; plural Scyphi . [ Latin , a cup, Greek sky`fos .]
1. (Antiq.) A kind of large drinking cup, -- used by Greeks and Romans, esp. by poor folk.

2. (Botany) (a) The cup of a narcissus, or a similar appendage to the corolla in other flowers. (b) A cup-shaped stem or podetium in lichens. Also called scypha . See Illust. of Cladonia pyxidata , under Lichen .

Scythe (sī&thlig;) noun [ Middle English sithe , Anglo-Saxon sīðe, sigðe ; akin to Icelandic sigðr a sickle, LG. segd , seged , seed , seid , Old High German segansa sickle, scythe, German sense scythe, and to English saw a cutting instrument. See Saw .] [ Written also sithe and sythe .]
1. An instrument for mowing grass, grain, or the like, by hand, composed of a long, curving blade, with a sharp edge, made fast to a long handle, called a snath , which is bent into a form convenient for use.

The sharp-edged scythe shears up the spiring grass.

Whatever thing
The scythe of Time mows down.

2. (Antiq.) A scythe-shaped blade attached to ancient war chariots.

Scythe transitive verb To cut with a scythe; to cut off as with a scythe; to mow. [ Obsolete]

Time had not scythed all that youth begun.

Scythed adjective Armed with scythes, as a chariot.

Chariots scythed ,
On thundering axles rolled.

Scytheman noun ; plural Scythemen One who uses a scythe; a mower. Macaulay.

Scythestone noun A stone for sharpening scythes; a whetstone.

Scythewhet noun (Zoology) Wilson's thrush; -- so called from its note. [ Local, U.S.]

Scythian adjective Of or pertaining to Scythia (a name given to the northern part of Asia, and Europe adjoining to Asia), or its language or inhabitants.

Scythian lamb . (Botany) See Barometz .

Scythian noun
1. A native or inhabitant of Scythia; specifically (Ethnol.) , one of a Slavonic race which in early times occupied Eastern Europe.

2. The language of the Scythians.

Scytodermata noun plural [ New Latin , from Greek ... a hide + ... a skin.] (Zoology) Same as Holothurioidea .

Sdain v. & noun Disdain. [ Obsolete] Spenser.

Sdeath interj. [ Corrupted from God's death .] An exclamation expressive of impatience or anger. Shak.

Sdeign transitive verb To disdain. [ Obsolete]

But either sdeigns with other to partake.

Señor noun [ Spanish Confer Senior .] A Spanish title of courtesy corresponding to the English Mr . or Sir ; also, a gentleman.

Señora noun [ Spanish ] A Spanish title of courtesy given to a lady; Mrs.; Madam; also, a lady.

Señorita noun [ Spanish ] A Spanish title of courtesy given to a young lady; Miss; also, a young lady.

Sea (sē) noun [ Middle English see , Anglo-Saxon ; akin to Dutch zee , Old Saxon & Old High German sēo , German see , OFries. se , Danish , Swedish sjö , Icelandic sær , Goth. saiws , and perhaps to Latin saevus fierce, savage. √151a.]
1. One of the larger bodies of salt water, less than an ocean, found on the earth's surface; a body of salt water of second rank, generally forming part of, or connecting with, an ocean or a larger sea; as, the Mediterranean Sea ; the Sea of Marmora; the North Sea ; the Carribean Sea .

2. An inland body of water, esp. if large or if salt or brackish; as, the Caspian Sea ; the Sea of Aral; sometimes, a small fresh-water lake; as, the Sea of Galilee.

3. The ocean; the whole body of the salt water which covers a large part of the globe.

I marvel how the fishes live in the sea .

Ambiguous between sea and land
The river horse and scaly crocodile.

4. The swell of the ocean or other body of water in a high wind; motion or agitation of the water's surface; also, a single wave; a billow; as, there was a high sea after the storm; the vessel shipped a sea .

5. (Jewish Antiq.) A great brazen laver in the temple at Jerusalem; -- so called from its size.

He made a molten sea of ten cubits from brim to brim, round in compass, and five cubits the height thereof.
2 Chron. iv. 2.

6. Fig.: Anything resembling the sea in vastness; as, a sea of glory. Shak.

All the space . . . was one sea of heads.

» Sea is often used in the composition of words of obvious signification; as, sea -bathed, sea -beaten, sea -bound, sea -bred, sea -circled, sea like, sea -nursed, sea -tossed, sea -walled, sea - worn, and the like. It is also used either adjectively or in combination with substantives; as, sea bird, sea -bird, or sea bird, sea acorn, or sea -acorn.

At sea , upon the ocean; away from land; figuratively, without landmarks for guidance; lost; at the mercy of circumstances. "To say the old man was at sea would be too feeble an expression." G. W. Cable -- At full sea at the height of flood tide; hence, at the height. "But now God's mercy was at full sea ." Jer. Taylor. -- Beyond seas , or Beyond the sea or the seas (Law) , out of the state, territory, realm, or country. Wharton. -- Half seas over , half drunk. [ Colloq.] Spectator. -- Heavy sea , a sea in which the waves run high. -- Long sea , a sea characterized by the uniform and steady motion of long and extensive waves. -- Short sea , a sea in which the waves are short, broken, and irregular, so as to produce a tumbling or jerking motion. -- To go to sea , to adopt the calling or occupation of a sailor.

Sea acorn (Zoology) An acorn barnacle ( Balanus ).