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SCIE'NTIAL. adj. [from science.) Pro. Sci'on. n. s. [scion, Fr.] A small twig ducing science.

taken from one tree to be ingrafted into From the tree her step she turn'd;

another. But first low reverence done, as to the pow'r

Sweet maid, we marry
That dwelt within; whose presence had infus'd A gentle scion to the wildest stock;
Into the plant sciential sap, deriv'd

And make conceive a bark of baser kind,
From nectar, drink of gods.
Milton. By hud of nobler race.

Shakspeare, SCIENTIFICAL. adj. [scientifique, Fr.]

March is drawn, in his left hand blossoms, and SCIENTIFICK. I scientia and facio,

sciuns upon his arm.

Peacham. Lat.] Producing demonstrative know- SCIRE FACLAS. n. s.

The scions are best of an old tree. Mortimer. ledge ; producing certainty.

[Latin.] A writ Natural philosophy proceeding from settled

judicial, in law, most commonly to call principles, therein is expected a sitisfaction from

a man to shew cause unto the court scientifical progressions, and such as beget a sure whence it is sent, why execution of a or rational belief.

Brown. judgment passed should not be made. Nowhere are there more quick, inventive, This writ is not granted before a year and penetrating, capacities, fraught with all kind

Howel. of scientifical knowledge.

and a day is passed after the judgment Noman, who first trafficks into a foreign coun

Coquell. try, has any scientifick evidence that there is such SCIRRHOSITY.". s. [from scirrhous.] An a country, but by report, which can produce no induration of the glands. more than a moral certainty; that is, a very The difficulty of breathing, occasioned by high probability, and such as there can be no scirrbosities of the glands, is not to be cured. reason to except against. South.

Arbutónot. The systems of natural philosophy that have SCI'R RHOUS. adj. [from scirrhus.] Having obtained, are to be read more to know the hy

a gland indurated; consisting of a gland potheses, than with hopes to gain there a com

indurated. prehensive, scientifical, and satisfactory, knowledge of the works of nature.


How they are to be treated when they are

struinous, scirrhous, or cancerous, you may see. SCIENTI'FICALLY. adv. [from scientifi

Wiseman. cal.] In such a manner as to produce Sci'R RHUS. n. s. [scirrhe, French. This knowledge.

should be written skirrhus, not merely Sometimes it rests upon testimony, because it is easier to believe than to be scientifically in

because it comes from cximo, but bestructed.

Locke. cause c in English has before e and i the SCIBUTAR. 1. s. (See CIMETER.] A sound of s. See SKEPTICK.) An indur. short sword with a convex edge.

ated gland. I'll heat his blood with Greekish wine to-night, Any of these three may degenerate into a Which with my scimitar I'll cool to-morrow.

scirrous, and that scirrhus into a cancer.Wisem 27.

Shark speare. Sci'ssIBLE, adj. (from scissus, Lat.] CaSCINK. n. s. A cast calf. Ainsworth. In pable of being divided smoothly by a

Scotland and in London they call it sharp edge. slink.

The differences of impressible and not imTO SCINTILLATE. v. n. [scintillo, Lat.) pressible, scissible and not scissibk, and many

other passions of matter, are plebeian notions. To sparkle; to emit sparks.

Bacon. SCINTILLA'TION. n. s. [ scintillatio, Lat. Scissile. adj. (scissile, Fr. scissilis, Lat.) from scintillate.] The act of sparkling ;

Capableof being cut or divided smoothly sparks emitted.

by a sharp edge. These scintillations are not the accension of

Aninal iåt is a sort of amphibious substance, th: air upon the collision of two hard bodies, but

scissile like a solid, and resolvable by heat. rather the inflammable effluences discharged

Arbuihnot. from the bodies collided.

Brown. He saith the planets scintillation is not seen,

Sci'ssion.n. s. [scission, Fr. scissio, Lat.) because of their propinquity, Glanville.

The act of cutting. SCIOLIST. N. s. (sciolius, Lat.] One who

Neries may be wounded by scission or punc

ture: the former way they are usually cut knows many things superficially.

through, and wholly cease froin action. Wiseman. "I was this vain idolizing of authors which

SCISSOR. *. s. [This word is variously gave birth to that silly vanity of impertinent citasons: these ridiculous fooieries signify no- written, as it is supposed to be derived thing to the more generous discerners, but the by different writers; of whom some pedantry of the affected sciolists.

Glanville. write cisors, from cædo, or incido; others These passages were enough to humble the

scissors, from scindo; and some cisars, presımption of our modern sciolists, if their pride

Temple. were not as great as their ignorance.

cizars, or scissars, from cisea!!x, French.]

A sınall pair of sheers, or blades moveSci'OLOU'S. adj. (sciolus, Latin.] Super

able on à pivot, and intercepting the ficiilly or imperfectly knowing. Not usel.

thing to be cut. Tould wish these scislous zelotists had more

His beard they have sing'd off with brands of


Howel. judgment joined with their zeal.

And ever, as it blaz'd, they threw on him Sci'o TACHY. n. 5. (schiamachie, French;

Great pris of puddled mire to quench the hair: cusand rann] Battle with a shadow.

My m:ster preaches patience to him, and the The should be written skiamachy.

while To avoid this sciomachy, or imaginary combat Ils man with scissar: nicks him for a fool Shads. of words, let me know, sir, what you mean by Wart!g the scissu?rs, with these lands I'll tear, the nme of tyrant ?

Cowley. If that obuciuct ra; triglie, chistoad or hair. Prior. of the eye.

When the lawyers and tradesmen brought ex- Pardon me, 't is the first time that ever travagant bills, sir Roger wore a pair of scissars I'm forc'd to sccl.

Sbakspearein his pocket, with which he would snip a quarter The one as famous for a scolding tongue, of a yard off nicely.

Arbuthnot. As th' other is för beauteous modesty. Sbaks. Sci'ssu : E. n. s. I scissum, Lat.] A crack; They attacked me, some with piteous moans, a rent ; a fissure.

others grinning and only shewing their teeth, The breach seems like the scissures and

others ranting, and others scolding and reviling. rup

Stilling fleet. turs of an earthquake, and threatens to swallow all that attempt to close it, and reserves its

For gods, we are by Homer told, cure only for omnipotence.

Swift. Decay of Piety.

Can in celestial language scold. SCLERO'TICK. adj. sclerotique, French;

Scolding and cursing are her common conversation.

Swift. ox320) Hard : an epithet of one of Scold. n. s. (from the verb.) A clamorthe coats of the eye. The ligaments observed in the inside of the

ouis, rude, mean, low, foul-mouthed,

woman, sclerotick tunicles of the eye serve instead of a muscle, by their contraction, to alter the figure

A shrew in domestick life is now become a

Addison. Ray on the Creation.

scold in politicks. SCLERO'TICK5. n. s. [from the adjective.]

Sun-burnt matrons mending old nets;

Now singing shriil, and scolding oft between; Medicines which harden and consolidate

Scolds answer foul-mouth'd scolds. Swift. the parts they are applied to. Quincy. Sco'llop. a. s. (Written properly scale To SCOAT. v.a. To stop a wheel by lop.] A pectinated shell-fish To SCOTCH. S putting a stone or piece of Scolope'NDRA. n. s. [scolopendre, Fr. wood under it before.

Bailey. σκολοπενδρα.]
TO SCOFF. v. n. [schoppen, Dutch.] TO 1. A sort of venomous serpent.

treat with insolent ridicule; to treat 2. [scolopendrium, Lat.) An herb. Ainsw. with contumelious language: with at. SCOMM. 1. so (perhaps from scomma, Lat.)

Of two noblemen of the west of England, the A buffoon. A word out of use, and unone was given to scoll, but kept ever royal cheer in his house; the other would ask of those that

worthy of revival. had been at his table, Tell truly, was there never

The scomms, or buffoons of quality, are a flout or dry blow given ?

wolvish in conversation.

L'Esirange. There is no greater argument of a light and in- SCONCE. 17. 5. [schantz, German.] considerate person, than prophanely to scoff at

I. A fort ; a bulwark. rcligion,


Such fellows are perfect in the grcat comSuch is love, And such the laws of his fantastick empire,

manders names, and they will learn you by rote

where services were done; at such and such a The wanton boy delights to bend the mighty,

sconce, at such a breach.

Sbukspeure. And scoffs at the vain wisdom of the wise. Rowe. SCOFF. n. s. [from the verb.] Contemp

2. The head : perhaps as being the acrotuous ridicule ; expression of scorn;

polis, or citadel of the body. A low

word. contumelious language. Our answer therefore to their reasons is, no;

Why docs he suffer this rude knave now to

knock him about the sconce with a dirty shovel, to their scoffs, nothing.


and will not tell him of his action of battery? With scuffs and scorns, and contumelious

taunts, In open market-place produc'd they me. Shaks. 3. A pensile candlestick, generally with a How could men surrender up their reason to

looking-glass to reflect the light. flattery, more abusive and reproachful than the

Golden sconces hang upon the walls, rudest scoffs and the sharpest invectives? South. To light the costly suppers and the balls. Dryd. Some little souls, that have got a smattering

Triumphant Uinbriel, on a sconie's height, of astronomy or chemistry, for want of a due Clapp'd his glad wings, and sat to view the fight. acquaintance with other sciences, make a scoff

Pepe. at ihem all, in comparison of their favourite sci

Put candles into sconces.

Swift. Watts. 4. A mulct, or tine. SCO'FFER. n. s. [from scoff:] Insolent ri. To SCONCE. v. a. [A word used in the

diculer ; saucy scorner; contumclious universities, and derived plausibly by reproacher.

Skinner, whose etymologies are generSell when you can ; you are not for all mar

ally rational, from sconce, as it signities kets: Cry the man mercy, love him, take his offer;

the head; to sconce being to fix a fine on Foul is the most foul, being found to be a scoper.

any one's head.) To mulct; o fine.

Sbakspeare. A low word, which ought not to be re. Divers have herded themselves amongst these tained. profane scoffers, not that they are convinced by their reasons, but teritied by their contumelies. SCOOP. n. s. [schoepe, Dutch.]

Government of the Tongue. 1. A kind of large ladle; a vessel with a Consider what the apostle tells these scoters long handle used to throw out lcuor. they were ignorant of; not that there was a de- They turn upside down hops on mait-kiins, luge, but he tells them, that they were ignorant when almost dry, with a scoop.

Mortimer. that the heavens and the tart of old were so 2. A chirurgeon's instrument. and so constituted.


Endeavour with thy scoap, or fingers to force SCUFFINGLY. adv. [fiem scofing.] In the stone outwards.

Sbarf'. conte pt; in ridicu e.

3. A sweep; a stroke. Perhaps it should Aristoile :filied this hemistick scoffingly to the sycophanis at Athens.


Oh hell-kite! I. SCULO. is. [sevolden, Dutch.] To

What, all my pretty cluickens and their dam quarrel C...orously and rudely.

At one fell scoop!




be swoop.


To Scoop. v. a. (schoepen, Dutch.] ation of what is true, but that he might let him. 1. To lade out.

self loose to visionary objects, which may give As by the brook he stood,

him a freer scope for imagination. Dryden. He scooped the water from the crystal food.

These theorems being admitted into opticks, Dryden.

there would be scope enough of handling that 2. This word seems to have not been un

science voluminously, after a new manner; not

only by teaching those things which tend to the derstood by Thoinson.

perfection of vision, but also by determining Melted Alpine snows

mathematically all sinds of phenomena of coThe mountain cisterns till, those ample stores

lours which could be produced by refraction. Of water scoop'd among the hollow rocks.

Newton, Thomson.

4. Liberty; fre dom from restraint. 3. To empty by lading.

If this constrain them to grant that their axiIf some penurious source by chance appear’d, Scanty of waters, when you scoop'd it dry,

om is not to take any place, save in those things

only where the church hath larger scope, it resteth And offer'd the full helmit up to Cato,

that they search out some stronger reason. Hook. Did he not dash th' untasted moisture from him?

Ah, cut my lace asunder,

Addison. That my pent heart may have some scope to beat, 4. To carry off, so as to leave the place Or else I swoon with this dead killing news. hollow.

Sbakspeare. A spectator would think this circular mount 5. Liberty beyond just limits; liceici. had been actually scooped out of that hollow space. Sith ’t was my fault to give the people scope,

Spectator. Twould be my tyranny to strike and gall them, Her fore-feet are broad, that she may scoop For what I bid them dó.

Svakspeare. away much earth at a time.


Being moody, give him line and scope, To his single eye, that in his forehead glar'd 'Till that his passions, like a whale on ground, Like a full moon, or a broad burnishid shield, Confound themselves with working. Sbakspearl. A forky staff we dext'rously apply'd,

6. Act of riot; sally. Which, in the spacious socket turning round, As surfeit is the father of much fast, Sccopt out the big round gelly from its orb. Addis.

So every scope, by the immoderate use, s. To cut into hollowness or depth.

Turns to restraint.

Sbakspeare. Whatever part of the arbour they scoop in, it 7. Extended quantity. has an influence on all the rest; for the sea im

The scopes of land granted to the first advenmediately works the whole bottom to a level.

turers were too large, and the liberties and roya Addison.

alties were too great for subjects. Davies. Those carbuncles the Indians will scoop, so as to hold above a pint.


8. It is out of use, except in the three first It much conduces how to scare The little race of birds, that hop

SCO'PULOUS. adj. [scopulosus, Lat.) Full From spray to spray, scooping the costliest fruit, of rocks.

Dict. lasatiate, undisturb'd.

Philips. SCORBU'TICAL. adj. [scorbutique, Fr. The genius of the place

SCORBU'TICK. | from scorbutics, Lat.] Or helps th' ambitious hill the heav'n to scale,

Diseased with the scurvy. Or scops in circling theatres the vale. Pope.

A person about torty, of a full and scorbutical Sco'OPER. n. s. [from scoop.] One who body, having broke her skin, endeavoured the scoops.

curing of it; but observing the ulcer sanious, I proposed digestion.

Wiseman. Scope, n. s. [scopus, Latin.]

Violent purging hurts scorbutick constitutions; 1. Aim; intention ; drift.

lenitive substances relieve.

Arbuthnot. Your scope is as mine own,

SCORBU'TICALLY, adv. [from scorbutiSo to enforce or qualify the laws,

Slakspeare. As to your soul seems good.

cal.] With tendency to the scurvy; in His coming hither hath no farther scope

the scurvy. Than for his lineal royalties, and to teg

A woman of forty, scorbutically and hydropiJafranchisement immediate on his knees. Sbak. cally affected, having a sordid ulcer, put nerself Had the whole scope of the author been answer

into my hand.

Wisemaa. able to his title, he would have only undertaken SCORCE. n. s. This word is used by Spento prove what every man is convinced of; but ser for discourse, or power of reason: the drift of the pamphlet is to stir up our com- in imitation perhaps of the Italians. passion towards the rebels.


Lively vigour rested in his mind, 2. Thing aimed at; mark; final end.

And recompens'd him with a better source; The scope of all their pleading against man's Weak body well is chang'd for mind's redoublcd authority is to overthrow such laws and constitu


Fairy Queen, tions in the church, as, depending thereupon, if they inould therefore be taken away, would To SCORCH. v. a. [sconcned, Saxon, leave neither face nor memory of church to

burnt. continue long in the world.

Hooker. 1. To burn superficially.
Now was time

Fire scorcbeth in frosty weather. Bacom. To ain their counsels to the fairest scope,

The ladies gasp'd, and scarcely could respire;

Hub. Ta. The breath they drew, no longer air, but fire: Weshould impute the war to the scope at The fainty knights were scorcb'd. Dryden whichit aimeth.


2. To burn. He, in what he counsels, and in what excels,

Power was given to scorch men with fire. Mistrisiful, grounds his courage on despair

Roelations. And ut r dissolution, as the scope

The same that left thee by the cooling strcam, Of alltiis aim.


Safe from sun's heat, but scorcb'd with beauty's 3. Roon, space; amplitude of intellectual beam.

Fairfax. view

You look with such contempt on pain, Aneroick poet is not tied to a bare represente That languishing you conquer mor.:

I rave,

So lightnings which in storms appear

The fewer still you name, you wound the Scorch more than when the skies are clear.

Waller. Bond is but one, but Harpax is a score.

Pope. The same beams that shine, scorcb too. South. For some scores of lines there is a perfect al

sence of chat spirit of poesy.

Watts. And, like a giddy bird in dead of night,

9. At song in Score. The words with the Fly round the fire that souribes me to death. musical norcs of a song annexed.

Dryden. To SCORE. u. a.
He, from whom the nations should receive 1. To set down as a debt.
Justice and freedom, lives himself a slave;

Madani, I k:how when
Tortur'd by cruel change of wild desires,

Instead of five you scor'd me ten. Seift. Lash'd by mad rage, and scorcb'd by brutal fires.

2. To impute; to charge. Prior.

Your follies and debauches change TO SCORCH, v. n. To burn superficially ;

With such a whirl, the poets of your age to be dried up.

Are tir'd, and cannot score 'em on the stage;

Unless each vice in short-hand thev indite, The swarthy Africans complain

Ev'n as notcht prentices whole serinons write. Tosce the chariot of the sun

Dryden. So nigh their secreking country run. Roscommon. The love was made in autuin, and the nunt

3. To mark by a line. ing followed properly, when the heats of that

Hast thou appointed where the moon should scorching country were declining.


rise, Scatter a little mungy straw or forn amongst

And with her purple light adorn the skies? your seedlings, to prevent the roots from scorib

Scard out the bounded sun's obliquer ways, ing, and to receive the moisture that falls.

That he on all might spread his equal rays? Mortimer.


SCO'RIA. n. s. (Lat.] Dross; recrement. SCORCHING Fennel. n. s. A plant.

The scoria, or vitrified part, which most meSCO'RDIUM. 1. s. [Latin.) An herb. tals, when heated or melted, do continually pro

dinsworth. trude to the surface, and which, by covering the

metals in form of a thin glassy skin, causes these SCORE. n. s. (skora, Islandick; a mark,

colours, is much denser than water. Nentor, cut, or notch.]

SCO'Rious, adj. [from scoria, Latin.] 1. A notch, or long incision.

Drossy ; recrementitious. Our forefathers had no other books but the

By the tire they emit many drossy and scorious score and the ially: thou hast caused printing to


Brouin, be used.

Sbakspeare, TO SCORN.

v. a. [schernen, Dutch; 2. A line drawn.

escorner, Fr.] To despise; to slight; to 3. An account, which, when writing was

revile; to vilify ; to contemn. less common, was kept by marks on My friends scorn me; but mine eye poureth tallies, or by lines of chalki

out fears unto God.

Job. He's worth no more:

TO SCORN. V. n. They say he parted well, and paid his score. Shak,

1. To scoif; to treat with contumely. Does not the air feed the raine? And does

He said mine eyes were black, and my hair not the fame warm and enlighten the air? Docs

black; not the earth quit scores with all the cleinents,

And, now I am remember'd, scorn'd at me. in the fruits that issue froin it? South.

Shatspeare. 4. Account kept of something past; an

0,1r soul is filled with the scorning of those

that are at ease, and with the contempt of the epoch; an era. Universal doluges have swept all away, except


Psulas. two or three persons who begun the world again

2. To disdain ; to think unworthy.

Titisan. upon a new sc0r2.

I've seen the morning's lovely ray

Horer o'er the new-born day, 5. Debt imputed.

With rosy rings so richly bright, That thou do'st love her, serikes soinc sicres As if he seern'id to think of night. Crasbaw. away

Fame, that delighis around the world to stray, From the great compt.

Easrtart. Sauriis not to take our Argos in her way. Pope. 6. Reason ; motive.

3. To despise; to contemn. He had been prentice to a brewer,

Surely he scorreth the scorner, but he giveth But lett the trade; as many more

grace unto the lowly.

Proverbs. Have lately donc on the same seare.

Hudibrias. Back to th'infernal pit I drag thee chain'd, A lion, that had got a politick fit of sickness, And seal thee so, as henceforth not to scorn wrote the fox word how glad he should be of his The facil gates of hell too slightly barr'd. Milt. company, upon the score of ancient friendship. 4. To neglect; to disregard. L'Estrange. This my long sufferance, and

my If your terms are moderate, we 'll never break They who neglect and scorul shall never taste; off upon that score.

Cellicr. But hard be harden'c, blind be blinded more. 3. Sake; account ; relative motive.

Milton. You act your kindness on Cydaria's score. Scorn, n. s. [escorne, old Fr. from the

Dryden. verb.) Kings in Greece were deposed by their people 1. Contempt; scoff; slight; act of con. upon the score of their arbitrary proceedings.



We were better parch in Africk's un 8. Twenty. I suppose, because twenty,

Than in the pride and salt scorn of his eyes. being a round number, was distinguished

Jbakspeare. on tallie's by a long score.

Why should you think that I should woo in How many score of miles may we well ride I. Cont nous üld hour:

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If we draw her not unto us, she will laugh us My father hath chastised you with whips, but

Juditb. I will chastise you with scorpions. '1 Kings. Diogenes was asked in scorn, What was the 4. [scorpius, Lat.) A sea tish. Ainsworth. matter that philosophers haunted rich men, and SCORPION Sena. n. s. [emerus, Lat.) A not rich men philosophers? He answered, Be


Miller. cause the one knew what they wanted, the others did not.

Bacon. SCORPION Grass: ? Whosoever hath any thing in his person that SCORPION’s Tail. n. s. Herbs. Ainsw. induces contemni, hath also a perpetual spur to SCORPION I'ort. rescue hims. 't from scorn: therefore all de

SCOT. n. s. [@cot, Fr.] formed persons are hold, as being on their own

1. Shot ; payment. defence, as exposed to scorn.

Every sullen frown and bitter scorn

2. Scor and Lot. Parish payments. But fann’d the fuel that cou fast did burn. Dryd.

'T was time to counterfeit, or tha: hoc ter2. Subject of ridicule; thing treated with

magant Scot had paid me scot and lot too.

Sbakspeara. contempt

Protogenes, historians note, Is it not a most horrid ingratitude, thus to

Liv'd there a burgess, scot and lot. Prior. make a scorn of him that made us? Tillotson,

The chief point that has puzzled the freea Numidia's grown a scorn among the nations

holders, as well as those that pay soot and lot, for For breach of publick vows.


about these six months, is, Whether they would 3. To tbik SCO N. To disdain ; to hold

rather be governed by a prince that is obliged by unur?'y of regard. Not now in use. law to be good, or by one who, if he pleases, If he do fully prove himself the honest shep- may plunder or iinprison?

Addison. herd Menalcas his brother and heir, I know no To SCOTCH. v. a. To cut with shallow reason why you should think scorn of him Sidney. incisions.

Unto thee will I cry, O Lord: think no scorn He was too hard for him : directly before Coof me, lest, if thou make as though thou hearest rioli, he scotobt and notcht him like a carbonado. not, I become like them that go down into the

Sbakspeare, pit.

Psalms. Scotch. n. s. [from the verb.] A sliglit 4. To laugh to SCORn. To deride as con

cut; a shailow incision. tempulle.

We 'll beat 'em into bench-holes: I have yet He that sitteth in the heavens shall lamh them

room for six scotcbes more.

Sbakspeare. to scorn; the Lord shall have them in derision.

Give him four scotcbes with a knife, and then Psaims. Common Prayer. put into his belly, and these stotihes, sweet herbs. SCO'RNER. ». s. [from scorn.]

Waltor 1. Contemner; despiser.

Scotch Collops, or Scotched Collops. n. so They are very active; vigilant in their enter- [from to scotch, or cut.] Veal cut into prizes, present in perils, and great scorners of

small pieces. death. Spenser. Scorch Hoppers. 12. S.

A play in which 2. Scoffer; ridiculer. The scorner should consider, upon the sight of,

boys hop over lines or scotches in the a cripple, that it was only the distinguishing mercy of heaven that kept him from being one

Children being indifferent to any thing they L'Estrange.

can do, dancing and scotch boppers would be the They, in the scorner's or the judge's seat,

same thing to them.

Locka. Dare to condemn the virtue which they hate. SCOT FREE'. adj. Without scot or mulet;

Prior. unhurt; impune. SCO'RNFUL. adj. [scorn and full.] SCO'TOMY. n. s. [orówun.] A dizziness 1. Contemptuous; insolent; disdainful.

or swimming in the head, causing dimTh’enamour'd deity

ness of sight, wherein external objects The scornful damsel shuns.

seem to turn round.

Ainsw. Bailey. 2. Acting in defiance. With him I o'er the hills had run,

SCO'TTERING. n. so A provincial word, Scornful of winter's frost and summer's sun. which denotes, in Herefordshire, a cus


tom among the boys of burning a wad SCOʻRNFULLY. adv. [from scornful.]

of pease-straw at the end of harvest. Contemptuously ; insolently.

Bailey. He us’d us scorrfully: he would have shew'd us Sco'vel. n. s. [scopa, Lat.] A sort of His mark of merit, wounds receiv'd for 's


mop of clouts for sweeping an oven; a The sacred rights of the christian church are maulkin.

Ainsworth. Bailey. sesrnfully trampled on in print, under an hypo- SCOUNDREL. n. s. [scondaruolo, Italian, critical pretence of maintaining them. Atterbury.

a hider: Skinner.] A mean rascal; a SCO'RPION. n. so scorpion, Fr. scorpio,

low petty villain. A word rather luLatin.)

dicrous. 1. A reptile much resembling a small lob.

Now to be bamil'd by a scoundrel, ster, but that his tail ends in a point, An upstart sect'ry, and a mungrel.

Hudibras. with a very venomous sting.

Scoundrels as these wretched Ombites be,
Well, fore-warning winds
Canopus they exceed in luxury.

Tate. Did seen to say, seck not a scorpion's nest.

Go, if your ancient but ignoble blood

Has crept through scoundrels ever since the flood, Full of scorpions is my mind, dear wife. Sbak. Go, and pretend your family is young; 2. O:le of the signs of the zodiack.

Nor own your fathers have been fools so long. The queezing crab and stinging scorpion shine.

Pores Dry.len. To SCOUR. v. a. [skurer, Danish; 3. A scourge so called from its cruclty. scheuren, Dutch.)




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