Scalp (?), n. [Cf. Scallop.]

A bed of oysters or mussels.



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Scalp, n. [Perhaps akin to D. schelp shell. Cf. Scallop.]


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.


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.


Fig.: The top; the summit.


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


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Scalp, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Scalped (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Scalping.]


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 of fuzz from, as wheat grains, in the process of high milling.



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Scalp, v. 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.



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