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SCAMP, skamp, _n._ a vagabond: a mean fellow.--_v.i._ SCAM'PER, to run with speed and trepidation.--_n._ a rapid run.--_adj._ SCAM'PISH, rascally. [O.

Fr. _escamper_, to flee--It. _scampare_, to escape--L. _ex_, out, campus, a battlefield.]

SCAMP, skamp, _v.t._ to do work in a dishonest manner without thoroughness--also SKIMP.--_n._ SCAM'PER. [Prob. Ice. _skamta_, to dole out, to stint.]

SCAN, skan, _v.t._ to count the feet in a verse: to examine carefully: to scrutinise.--_v.i._ to agree with the rules of metre:--_pr.p._ scan'ning; _pa.t._ and _pa.p._ scanned.--_ns._ SCAN'NING; SCAN'SION, act of counting the measures in a verse. [Fr. _scander_, to scan--L. _scand[)e]re_, _scansum_, to climb.]

SCAND, skand, _pa.t._ of _v.i._ (_Spens._) climbed.

SCANDAL, skan'dal, _n._ something said which is false and injurious to reputation: disgrace: opprobrious censure.--_v.t._ to defame, to aspire.--_ns._ SCAN'DAL-BEAR'ER, a propagator of malicious gossip; SCANDALIS[=A]'TION, defamation.--_v.t._ SCAN'DALISE, to give scandal or offence to: to shock: to reproach: to disgrace: to libel.--_n._ SCAN'DAL-MONG'ER, one who deals in defamatory reports.--_adj._ SCAN'DALOUS, giving scandal or offence: calling forth condemnation: openly vile: defamatory.--_adv._ SCAN'DALOUSLY.--_ns._ SCAN'DALOUSNESS; SCAN'DALUM-MAGN[=A]'TUM, speaking slanderously of high personages, abbrev.

_Scan. Mag._ [Fr. _scandale_--L. _scandalum_--Gr. _skandalon_, a stumbling-block.]

SCANDALISE, skan'da-l[=i]z, _v.t._ to trice up the tack of the spanker in a square-rigged vessel, or the mainsail in a fore-and-aft rigged one.


SCANDENT, skan'dent, _adj._ climbing, as a tendril.

SCANDINAVIAN, skan-di-n[=a]'vi-an, _adj._ of _Scandinavia_, the peninsula divided into Norway and Sweden, but, in a historical sense, applying also to Denmark and Iceland.--_n._ a native of Scandinavia. [L. _Scandinavia_, _Scandia_.]

SCANDIUM, skan'di-um, _n._ an element discovered in 1879 in the Scandinavian mineral euxenite.

SCANDIX, skan'diks, _n._ a genus of umbelliferous plants, including shepherd's purse, Venus's comb, &c. [L.,--Gr., chervil.]


SCANSORES, skan-s[=o]'r[=e]z, an old order of birds generally characterised by having two toes before opposed by two behind, by which they are enabled to climb.--_adj._ SCANS[=O]'RIAL, habitually climbing, as a bird: formed for climbing.--_n._ SCANS[=O]'RIUS, a muscle passing from the ilium to the femur in some vertebrata. [Low L., pl. of _scansor_, _scansoris_, a climber--L. _scand[)e]re_, _scansum_, to climb.]

SCANT, skant, _adj._ not full or plentiful; scarcely sufficient: deficient.--_n._ scarcity: lack.--_adv._ scarcely: scantily.--_v.t._ and _v.i._ to limit: to stint: to begrudge.--_adv._ SCAN'TILY.--_ns._ SCAN'TINESS; SCAN'-TITY (_obs._).--_adv._ SCANT'LY, not fully or sufficiently, scarcely: narrowly: penuriously: scantily.--_ns._ SCANT'NESS, the condition or quality of being scant: smallness: insufficiency; SCANT'-OF-GRACE, a good-for-nothing fellow: a scapegrace.--_adj._ SCANT'Y, scant, not copious or full: hardly sufficient: wanting extent: narrow: small. [Ice. _skamt_, short, narrow, neut. of _skammr_, short.]

SCANTLE, skan'tl, _v.t._ to divide into pieces: to partition.--_ns._ SCANT'LET, a small pattern; SCANT'LING, a little piece: a piece or quantity cut for a particular purpose: a certain proportion.--SCANTLING NUMBER, a number computed from the known dimensions of a ship. [O. Fr.

_eschantillon_, a small cantle, _escanteler_, to break into cantles--_es_--L. _ex_, out, _cantel_, _chantel_, a cantle.]

SCANTLE, skan'tl, _v.i._ to fail: to be deficient.--_n._ a gauge by which slates are measured. [Prob. _scant_.]

SCAPANUS, skap'a-nus, _n._ a genus of North American shrew-moles. [Gr.

_skapan[=e]_, a mattock.]

SCAPE, sk[=a]p, _n._ an escape: a freak or fault.--_v.t._ to escape from: to miss: to shun.--_ns._ SCAPE'GALLOWS, one who deserves hanging: a villain; SCAPE'GRACE, a graceless hare-brained fellow. [A contr. of _escape_.]

SCAPE, sk[=a]p, _n._ (_bot._) a long, naked, radical peduncle: (_entom._) the basal joint of antennae: (_ornith._) the stem of a feather: (_archit._) the shaft of a column.--_adjs._ SCAPE'LESS (_bot._), wanting a scape; SCAP'IFORM, scape-like; SCAPIG'EROUS, scape-bearing. [L., _scapus_, Gr.

_skapos_, a shaft; cf. _sk[=e]ptron_, a staff.]

SCAPE, sk[=a]p, _n._ the cry of the snipe when flushed: the snipe itself.

[Prob. imit.]

SCAPEGOAT, sk[=a]p'g[=o]t, _n._ a goat on which, once a year, the Jewish high-priest laid symbolically the sins of the people, and which was then allowed to escape into the wilderness (Levit. xvi.): one who is made to bear the misdeeds of another. [_Escape_ and _goat_.]

SCAPEMENT, sk[=a]p'ment, _n._ the same as ESCAPEMENT.--_n._ SCAPE'-WHEEL, the wheel which drives the pendulum of a clock. [_Escapement_.]

SCAPHA, sk[=a]'fa, _n._ the scaphoid fossa of the helix of the ear. [L., a skiff.]

SCAPHANDER, sk[=a]-fan'd[.e]r, _n._ a diver's water-tight suit; a genus of gasteropods. [Gr. _skaph[=e]_, a boat, _an[=e]r_, _andros_, a man.]

SCAPHARCA, sk[=a]-far'ka, _n._ a genus of bivalve molluscs. [L. _scapha_, a skiff.]

SCAPHIDIUM, sk[=a]-fid'i-um, _n._ a genus of clavicorn beetles. [Gr.

_skaphidion_, dim. of _skaph[=e]_, a skiff.]

SCAPHIOPOD, skaf'i-[=o]-pod, _adj._ spade-footed.--_n._ a spade-footed toad. [Gr. _skaphion_, a spade, _pous_, _podos_, a foot.]

SCAPHIRHYNCHUS, skaf-i-ring'kus, _n._ a genus of tyrant-flycatchers: the shovel-heads or shovel-nosed sturgeons. [Gr. _skaph[=e]_, a skiff, _rhyngchos_, snout.]

SCAPHISM, skaf'izm, _n._ a Persian punishment by which the victim was fastened in a hollow tree, and smeared over with honey to attract wasps, &c. [Gr. _skaph[=e]_, anything hollowed out.]

SCAPHITES, sk[=a]-f[=i]'tez, _n._ a genus of fossil cephalopods of the ammonite family. [Gr. _skaph[=e]_, a boat.]

SCAPHIUM, sk[=a]'fi-um, _n._ the keel of papilionaceous flowers: a genus of coleopterous insects. [L.,--Gr. _skaphion_, a basin.]

SCAPHOCEPHALIC, skaf-[=o]-se-fal'ik, _adj._ boat-shaped, a term applied to a certain kind of deformed skull. [Gr. _skaph[=e]_, a boat, _kephal[=e]_, a head.]

SCAPHOID, skaf'oid, _adj._ boat-like in form, noting two bones, one in the wrist and the other in the foot. [Gr. _skaph[=e]_, a boat, _eidos_, form.]

SCAPHOPOD, skaf'[=o]-pod, _adj._ having the foot fitted for burrowing, as a mollusc. [Gr. _skaph[=e]_, a boat, _pous_, _podos_, a foot.]

SCAPINADE, skap-i-n[=a]d', _n._ a process of trickery--from the name of the tricky valet in Moliere's comedy, _Les Fourberies de Scapin_.

SCAP-NET, skap'-net, _n._ a net for catching minnows, &c. [Same as _scoop-net_.]

SCAPOLITE, skap'[=o]-l[=i]t, _n._ a silicate of alumina and lime, occurring in long rod-like crystals. [Gr. _skapos_, a rod, _lithos_, a stone.]

SCAPPLE, skap'l, _v.t._ to work without finishing, as stone before leaving the quarry. [_Scabble_.]

SCAPULA, skap'[=u]-la, _n._ the shoulder-blade.--_adj._ SCAP'[=U]LAR, pertaining to the shoulder.--_n._ a bandage for the shoulder-blade: (_ornith._) the shoulder feathers: a long strip of cloth worn by some orders: two little pieces of cloth tied together by strings passing over the shoulders, worn by lay persons in token of devotion: a short cloak with a hood, a monastic working dress.--_adj._ SCAP'[=U]LARY, in form like a scapular.--_n._ a scapular.--_adj._ SCAP'[=U]LATED, having the scapular feathers notable in size or colour, as the scapulated crow.--_n._ SCAP'[=U]LIMANCY. divination by means of shoulder-blades.--_adj._ SCAPULIMAN'TIC. [L. _scapulae_, the shoulder-blades, prob. cog. with _scapus_, a shaft.]

SCAPUS, sk[=a]'pus, _n._ (_archit._) the shaft of a column: (_ornith._) the scape of a feather: a genus of Coelenterates:--_pl._ SC[=A]'PI ([=i]). [L., a shaft.]

SCAR, skar, _n._ the mark left by a wound or sore: any mark or blemish: a cicatrice: (_fig._) any mark resulting from injury, material or moral: (_bot._) a mark on a stem after the fall of a leaf: in shells, an impression left by the insertion of a muscle: in founding, an imperfect place in a casting: a disfigurement.--_v.t._ to mark with a scar.--_v.i._ to become scarred:--_pr.p._ scar'ring; _pa.t._ and _pa.p._ scarred.--_adjs._ SCAR'LESS, without scars: unwounded; SCARRED. [O. Fr.

_escare_--L. _eschara_--Gr. _eschara_, a scar produced by burning.]

SCAR, skar, _n._ a precipitous bank or rock: a bare rocky place on the side of a hill.--_n._ SCAR'-LIME'STONE, a mass of calcareous rock crowded with marine fossils. [Scand., Ice. _sker_--_skera_, to cut.]

SCARAB, skar'ab, _n._ an insect with wing-sheaths, a beetle: a gem, usually emerald, cut in the form of a beetle--also SCARABae'US, SCAR'ABEE.--_n._ SCAR'ABOID, an imitation scarab.--_adj._ like a scarab. [L. _scarabaeus_; Gr. _karabos_.]

SCARAMOUCH, skar'a-mowch, _n._ a buffoon: a bragging, cowardly fellow.

[Fr.,--It. _Scaramuccia_, a famous Italian zany of the 17th century.]

SCARBROITE, skar'br[=o]-[=i]t, _n._ a hydrous silicate of aluminium--from _Scarborough_.

SCARCE, sk[=a]rs, _adj._ not plentiful: not equal to the demand: rare: not common: parsimonious: deficient: short: scanty.--_adj._ SCARCE'-BEARD'ED (_Shak._), having a scanty beard.--_adv._ SCARCE'LY, SCARCE (_B._), hardly, barely.--_ns._ SCARCE'MENT (_archit._), a plain set-off or projection in a wall; SCARCE'NESS; SCARC'ITY, state of being scarce: deficiency: rareness: niggardliness: want: famine.--MAKE ONE'S SELF SCARCE, to decamp. [O. Fr.

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