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Noun, Verb (transitive)


Scalpn. [Cf. Scallop.].
     A bed of oysters or mussels.  [1913 Webster]
Scalpn. [Perhaps akin to D. schelp shell. Cf. Scallop.].
  •  That part of the integument of the head which is usually covered with hair.  [1913 Webster]
    "By the bare scalp of Robin Hodd's fat friar,
    This fellow were a king for our wild faction!
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Fig.: The top; the summit.  Macaulay.  [1913 Webster]
Scalp lock, a long tuft of hair left on the crown of the head by the warriors of some tribes of American Indians.
Scalpv. t. 
  •  To deprive of the scalp; to cut or tear the scalp from the head of.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To remove the skin of.  [1913 Webster]
    "We must scalp the whole lid [of the eye]."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To brush the hairs or fuzz from, as wheat grains, in the process of high milling.  Knight.  [1913 Webster]
Scalpv. 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.  [1913 Webster]


Scalp, n. & v.
1 the skin covering the top of the head, with the hair etc. attached.
2 a hist. the scalp of an enemy cut or torn away as a trophy by an American Indian. b a trophy or symbol of triumph, conquest, etc.
3 Sc. a bare rock projecting above water etc.
1 hist. take the scalp of (an enemy).
2 criticize savagely.
3 US defeat; humiliate.
4 US colloq. resell (shares, tickets, etc.) at a high or quick profit.

scalpless adj.
ME, prob. of Scand. orig.



bark, be caught short, be short, belong, bucket, bucketshop, decorticate, deposit margin, excoriate, flay, go long, hold on, make a killing, make a scoop, margin up, miss the market, operate, overstay the market, pare, peel, play the market, plunge, pyramid, scoop the market, skin, speculate, stag, stag the market, strip, take a flier, trade on margin, venture




VB divest, uncover &c (cover), denude, bare, strip, disfurnish, undress, disrobe &c (dress, enrobe), uncoif, dismantle, put off, take off, cast off, doff, peel, pare, decorticate, excoriate, skin, scalp, flay, expose, lay open, exfoliate, molt, mew, cast the skin.

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