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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Scalp \Scalp\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Scalped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Scalping}.]

1. To deprive of the scalp; to cut or tear the scalp from the head of.

2. (Surg.) To remove the skin of.

We must scalp the whole lid [of the eye]. --J. S. Wells.

3. (Milling) To brush the hairs or fuzz from, as wheat grains, in the process of high milling. --Knight.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Scalp \Scalp\ (sk[a^]lp), noun [Cf. {Scallop}.] A bed of oysters or mussels. [Scot.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Scalp \Scalp\, noun [Perhaps akin to D. schelp shell. Cf. {Scallop}.]

1. That part of the integument of the head which is usually covered with hair.

By the bare scalp of Robin Hodd's fat friar, This fellow were a king for our wild faction! --Shak.

2. 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.

3. Fig.: The top; the summit. --Macaulay.

{Scalp lock}, a long tuft of hair left on the crown of the head by the warriors of some tribes of American Indians.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Scalp \Scalp\, verb (used without an object) To make a small, quick profit by slight fluctuations of the market; -- said of brokers who operate in this way on their own account. [Cant]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

scalp

noun

1: the skin that covers the top of the head; "they wanted to take his scalp as a trophy"

verb

1: sell illegally, as on the black market

2: remove the scalp of; "The enemies were scalped"


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