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See score. * * *
Scoresby Sound
Deep inlet, Norwegian Sea, eastern central coast of Greenland. It runs inland for 70 mi (110 km) and has numerous fjords (the longest is 280 mi, or 451 km) and two large ...
Scoresby Sund
▪ inlet, Greenland English  Scoresby Sound   deep inlet of the Greenland Sea, which penetrates eastern Greenland for 70 miles (110 km). Numerous fjords (the longest 130 ...
Scoresby, William
▪ British explorer born October 5, 1789, Cropton, near Whitby, Yorkshire, England died March 21, 1857, Torquay, Devon       English explorer, scientist, and clergyman ...
Scores·by Sound (skôrzʹbē, skōrzʹ-) An arm of the Norwegian Sea indenting eastern Greenland. It has numerous fjords branching generally westward toward the icecap. * * *
—scoriaceous /skawr'ee ay"sheuhs, skohr'-/, adj. /skawr"ee euh, skohr"-/, n., pl. scoriae /skawr"ee ee', skohr"-/. 1. Metall. the refuse, dross, or slag left after melting or ...
See scoria. * * *
/skawr'euh fi kay"sheuhn, skohr'-/, n. Metall. an assaying process whereby gold or silver is separated from ore by fusion with lead. [1745-55; SCORI(A) + -FICATION] * * *
See scorification. * * *
—scorifier, n. /skawr"euh fuy', skohr"-/, v.t., scorified, scorifying. to subject to scorification. [1745-55; SCORI(A) + -FY] * * *
—scorner, n. —scorningly, adv. /skawrn/, n. 1. open or unqualified contempt; disdain: His face and attitude showed the scorn he felt. 2. an object of derision or contempt. 3. ...
See scorn. * * *
—scornfully, adv. —scornfulness, n. /skawrn"feuhl/, adj. full of scorn; derisive; contemptuous: He smiled in a scornful way. [1350-1400; ME; see SCORN, -FUL] * * *
See scorner. * * *
See scorner. * * *
▪ mineral       mineral in the variscite group, hydrated iron arsenate (FeAsO4·2H2O). It forms pale leek-green or grayish green to liver-brown aggregates of crystals, ...
/skawr pee"nid/, adj. 1. belonging or pertaining to the Scorpaenidae, a family of marine fishes with spiny fins, including the rockfishes, scorpionfishes, and lionfishes. n. 2. a ...
Introduction also called  mail-cheeked fish,         any member of the order Scorpaeniformes, a group of bony fishes that includes the sea robins, sculpins, and ...
/skawr pee"noyd/, adj. 1. resembling or related to the family Scorpaenidae. n. 2. a scorpaenoid fish. [1835-45; < L scorpaen(a) (see SCORPAENID) + -OID] * * *
/skawr"peuhr/, n. scauper. * * *
/skawr"pee oh'/, n. 1. Astron. Scorpius. 2. Astrol. a. the eighth sign of the zodiac: the fixed water sign. See illus. under zodiac. b. a person born under this sign, usually ...
/skawr"pee oyd'/, adj. 1. resembling a scorpion. 2. belonging or pertaining to the Scorpionida, the order of arachnids comprising the scorpions. 3. curved at the end like the ...
—scorpionic /skawr'pee on"ik/, adj. /skawr"pee euhn/, n. 1. any of numerous arachnids of the order Scorpionida, widely distributed in warmer parts of the world, having a long, ...
scorpion fish
Any of the numerous species of carnivorous marine fish of the family Scorpaenidae, especially those in the genus Scorpaena, widely distributed in temperate and tropical ...
scorpion fly
scorpion fly n. MECOPTERAN: the abdomen, in the male, curls up at the end and resembles a scorpion's sting * * *
scorpion spider.
whipscorpion. [1795-1805] * * *
/skawr"pee euhn fish'/, n., pl. (esp. collectively) scorpionfish, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) scorpionfishes. any of several tropical and temperate marine ...
/skawr"pee euhn fluy'/, n., pl. scorpionflies. any of several harmless insects of the order Mecoptera, the male of certain species having a reproductive structure that resembles ...
scorpion grass n. See forget-me-not. * * *
/skawr"pee euhs/, n., gen. Scorpii /-pee uy'/. Astron. the Scorpion, a zodiacal constellation between Sagittarius and Libra, containing the bright star Antares. Also, Scorpio. [ ...
Scorpius X-1
▪ astronomy       (catalog number Sco X-1), brightest X-ray source in the sky, the first such object discovered in the direction of the constellation Scorpius. Detected ...
(1942– ) a US director of films, many of them with the actor Robert De Niro, including Mean Streets, Taxi Driver, Raging Bull (1980), GoodFellas (1990) and Casino (1995). ...
Scorsese, Martin
born Nov. 17, 1942, Flushing, N.Y., U.S. U.S. film director. Scorsese earned a graduate degree in filmmaking at New York University. After directing several short films, he won ...
Scor·se·se (skôr-sĕsʹē, skōr-), Martin. Born 1942. American film director known for his psychologically complex films that emphasize character over plot, including Taxi ...
Scorza, Manuel
▪ Peruvian author born 1928, Lima, Peru died Nov. 27, 1983, Madrid, Spain       Peruvian novelist, poet, and political activist who interwove mythic and fantastic ...
      phosphate mineral, (Fe2+,Mg)Al2(PO4)2(OH)2, similar to lazulite (q.v.). * * *
/skot/, n. Hist. 1. a payment or charge. 2. one's share of a payment or charge. 3. an assessment or tax. [1200-50; ME < ON skattr tax, treasure; c. OE gescot payment] * * * ▪ ...
/skot/, n. 1. a native or inhabitant of Scotland. 2. one of an ancient Gaelic people who came from northern Ireland about the 6th century A.D. and settled in the northwestern ...
scot and lot
1. Brit. Hist. a municipal tax assessed proportionately upon the members of a community. 2. pay scot and lot, to pay in full; settle finally. [1275-1325; ME, rhyming phrase; see ...
Scot, Michael
▪ Scottish scholar born c. 1175 died c. 1235       Scottish scholar and mathematician whose translations of Aristotle from Arabic and Hebrew into Latin are a landmark ...
/skot"free"/, adj. completely free from harm, restraint, punishment, or obligation: The driver of the car escaped from the accident scot-free. The judge let the defendant off ...
1. Scotch. 2. Scotland. 3. Scottish. * * *
scotand lot
scot and lot n. A municipal tax formerly levied in Great Britain on the members of a community in proportion to their ability to pay. Idiom: pay scot and lot To pay in full. * * *
scotch1 /skoch/, v.t. 1. to put a definite end to; crush; stamp out; foil: to scotch a rumor; to scotch a plan. 2. to cut, gash, or score. 3. to injure so as to make harmless. 4. ...
/skoch/, adj. 1. of Scottish origin; resembling or regarded as characteristic of Scotland or the Scottish people (used outside Scotland): Scotch plaid. 2. Sometimes Offensive. ...
Scotch Blackface
one of a Scottish breed of mountain sheep having a black face and growing long, coarse wool. [1940-45] * * *
Scotch broom
the broom, Cytisus scoparius. [1810-20, Amer.] * * *
Scotch broth
a thick soup prepared from mutton, vegetables, and barley. [1825-35] * * *
Scotch crocus
a garden plant, Crocus biflorus, of southeastern Europe and Turkey, having purple-striped, yellow-throated flowers. [1880-85] * * *
Scotch egg
British Cookery. a hard-boiled egg encased in sausage meat, breaded, and deep-fried. [1800-10] * * *
Scotch foursome
Golf. foursome (def. 2b). * * *
Scotch furnace
Metall. See ore hearth. Also called Scotch hearth. [1890-95] * * *
Scotch Gaelic
(not in technical use) See Scots Gaelic. * * *
Scotch grain
Scotch grain n. a coarse, pebble-grained finish given to heavy leather, esp. for men's shoes * * *
Scotch Highland.
See West Highland. * * *
Scotch mist
1. a combination of mist or fog and drizzle, occurring frequently in Scotland and parts of England. 2. a cocktail made by pouring Scotch whisky over finely crushed ...
Scotch pancake
➡ drop scone. * * *
Scotch pine
a pine, Pinus sylvestris, of Eurasia, having a reddish trunk and twisted, bluish-green needles. [1725-35] * * *
Scotch Plains
a township in NE New Jersey. 20,774. * * *
Scotch rose
a rose, Rosa spinosissima, of Eurasia, having pink, white, or yellow flowers. Also called burnet rose. [1725-35] * * *
Scotch tape
Trademark. a brand name for various transparent or semitransparent adhesive tapes made chiefly of cellulose acetate or cellophane, for sealing, attaching, mending, etc. * * *
Scotch tape{™}
n [U] (AmE) a make of transparent sticky tape used for sticking paper together, mending things, etc. * * *
Scotch terrier
Scotch terrier n. SCOTTISH TERRIER * * * (also infml Scottie, Scottie dog) n a breed of small dog with rough, usually black hair and short legs, originally bred in ...
Scotch terrier.
See Scottish terrier. [1800-10] * * *
Scotch thistle
a tall, prickly plant, Onopordum acanthium, native to Eurasia, having stems and leaves covered with cottony down and solitary purple flower heads: the national emblem of ...
Scotch verdict
1. a verdict of not proven: acceptable in certain cases in Scottish criminal law. 2. any inconclusive decision or declaration. [1910-15] * * *
Scotch whisky
whiskey distilled in Scotland, esp. from malted barley in a pot still. [1825-35] * * *       any whiskey made primarily of malted barley. See whiskey. * * *
Scotch woodcock
toast spread with anchovy paste and topped with loosely scrambled eggs. [1875-80] * * *
/skoch"uy"rish/, n. 1. (used with a plural v.) the descendants of the Lowland Scots who were settled in Ulster in the 17th century. adj. 2. of or pertaining to the ...
/skoch"tayp"/, v.t., Scotch-taped, Scotch-taping. to fasten or mend with Scotch tape. [1950-55; after the trademark] * * *
Scotch bonnet n. A cultivar of the tropical pepper Capsicum chinense having irregularly shaped, yellow to red fruit that is among the hottest of all peppers.   [From the shape ...
Scotch egg n. A hard-boiled egg wrapped in sausage meat, coated with bread crumbs, and deep-fried. * * *
/skoch"gahrd'/, Trademark. a brand name for a fluorocarbon chemical used for the treatment of upholstery and other fabrics to render them water- and oil-repellent and ...
n [U] a chemical, produced by the 3M company, which protects cloth and material from water, oil and other substances that make marks. It is often used for carpets. * * *
/skoch"meuhn/, n., pl. Scotchmen. 1. Sometimes Offensive. Scotsman. 2. (l.c.) lingcod. [1560-70; SCOTCH + -MAN] Usage. See Scotch. * * *
Scotch pine n. 1. A Eurasian pine tree (Pinus sylvestris) having twisted needles arranged in fascicles of two and yellow wood that is valued as timber. 2. The wood of this ...
Scotch tape A trademark used for adhesive tape. * * *
Scotch terrier n. See Scottish terrier. * * *
Scotch verdict n. 1. Law. A verdict permissible in certain criminal cases indicating only that guilt is not proven. 2. An inconclusive judgment or pronouncement. * * *
Scotch whisky n. A whiskey distilled in Scotland from malted barley. * * *
/skoch"woom'euhn/, n., pl. Scotchwomen. Sometimes Offensive. Scotswoman. [1810-20; SCOTCH(MAN) + -WOMAN] Usage. See Scotch. * * *
Scotch woodcock n. A savory dish consisting of scrambled eggs on toast with anchovies or anchovy paste. * * *
/skoh"teuhr/, n., pl. scoters, (esp. collectively) scoter. any of the large diving ducks of the genus Melanitta, inhabiting northern parts of the Northern Hemisphere. Also, ...
Scots Gaelic. * * *
/skoh"sheuh/, n. Archit. a deep concave molding between two fillets, as in the Attic base. Also called trochilus. See illus. under molding. [1555-65; < L < Gk skotía darkness ...
/skoh"sheuh/, n. Literary. Scotland. [ < L: Scotland. See SCOT, -IA] * * *
Scotia Arc
▪ island arc system, South Atlantic Ocean       island arc system consisting of the submarine Scotia Ridge, mountainous south Atlantic islands (clockwise from the north, ...
Scotia Sea
▪ Antarctica       marine region, part of the South Atlantic Ocean, about 350,000 square miles (more than 900,000 square km) in area. It lies within a complex and ...
—Scotist, n. —Scotistic, Scotistical, adj. /skoh"tiz euhm/, n. Philos. the set of doctrines of Duns Scotus. [1635-45; (DUNS) SCOT(US) + -ISM] * * *
/skot"leuhnd/, n. a division of the United Kingdom in the N part of Great Britain. 5,205,000; 30,412 sq. mi. (78,772 sq. km). Cap.: Edinburgh. * * * I Northernmost country of ...
Scotland the Brave
a traditional patriotic Scottish song (= one expressing pride in Scotland), sung (especially formerly) at sports matches. Compare Flower of Scotland. * * *
Scotland Yard
1. a short street in central London, England: formerly the site of the London police headquarters, which were removed 1890 to a Thames embankment (New Scotland Yard). 2. the ...
Scotland, Church of
▪ Scottish national church       national church in Scotland, which accepted the Presbyterian faith during the 16th-century Reformation.       According to ...
Scotland, flag of
▪ Flag History       flag of a constituent unit of the United Kingdom, flown subordinate to the Union Jack (United Kingdom, flag of the), that consists of a blue ...
a combining form meaning "darkness," used in the formation of compound words: scotoma. [ < L < Gk skoto- comb. form of skótos darkness] * * *
a combining form representing Scots or Scottish in compound words: Scoto-Irish. [comb. form of ML Scotus SCOT] * * *
—scotomatous /skoh tom"euh teuhs/, adj. /skoh toh"meuh/, n., pl. scotomas, scotomata /-meuh teuh/. Pathol. loss of vision in a part of the visual field; blind spot. [1535-45; < ...
See scotoma. * * *
sco·to·phil (skōʹtə-fĭl') also sco·to·phil·ic (skō'tə-fĭlʹĭk) adj. Biology Growing or functioning best in darkness: a scotophil phase in the circadian ...
See scotophil. * * *
sco·to·pho·bi·a (skō'tə-fōʹbē-ə) n. See nyctophobia.   [Greek skotos, darkness + -phobia.] * * *
See scotophobin. * * *
☆ scotophobin [skōt′ə fō′bin ] n. 〚< Gr skotos, darkness (see SHADE) + phobos, a fear + -IN1〛 a peptide produced in the brain of laboratory rats conditioned to have ...
—scotopic /skeuh top"ik, skoh-/, adj. /skeuh toh"pee euh, skoh-/, n. Ophthalm. vision in dim light (opposed to photopia). Cf. dark adaptation. [SCOT(O)- + -OPIA] * * *
See scotopia. * * *
/skots/, n. 1. Also called Scottish. the English language as spoken in Scotland. Cf. Scots Gaelic. adj. 2. Scottish (def. 1). [1325-75; syncopated form of Scottis, ME, var. ...
Scots Confession
▪ Scottish history Latin  Confessio Scoticana,         first confession of faith of the Scottish Reformed Church, written primarily by John Knox (Knox, John) and ...
Scots Gaelic
the Gaelic of the Hebrides and the Highlands of Scotland, also spoken as a second language in Nova Scotia. Abbr.: ScotGael Also, Scottish Gaelic. * * *
Scots Gaelic language
also called  Scottish Gaelic , Scots Gaelic  Gàidhlig        a member of the Goidelic group of Celtic languages, spoken along the northwest coast of Scotland and in ...
Scots Guards
one of the Guards regiments of the British army, established in Scotland in 1660. Compare Royal Scots. * * *
Scots language
▪ language also called  Lowland Scots        the historic language of the people of Lowland Scotland, and one closely related to English. The word Lallans, which was ...
Scots, wha hae
the first words of a traditional Scottish song, taken from a poem by Robert Burns celebrating the victory of the Scots over the English at Bannockburn. The first line in full is ...
/skots"uy"rish/, n., adj. See Scotch-Irish. * * *
/skots"meuhn/, n., pl. Scotsmen. a person, esp. a man, who is a native or inhabitant of Scotland; Scot. [1325-75; ME. See SCOTS, -MAN] Usage. See Scotch. * * *
Scotsman, The
▪ Scottish newspaper       morning daily newspaper published in Edinburgh, widely influential in Scotland (United Kingdom) and long considered a leading exemplar of ...
/skots"woom'euhn/, n., pl. Scotswomen. a woman who is a native or inhabitant of Scotland; Scot. [1810-20; SCOTS(MAN) + -WOMAN] Usage. See Scotch. * * *
/skot/, n. 1. Barbara Ann, born 1928, Canadian figure skater. 2. Dred /dred/, 1795?-1858, a black slave whose suit for freedom (1857) was denied by the U.S. Supreme Court (Dred ...
Scott Joplin
➡ Joplin (II) * * *
Scott v Sandford
the official legal name for the Dred Scott Case. * * *
Scott, Alexander
▪ Scottish poet born c. 1525 died c. 1585       Scottish lyricist who is regarded as one of the last of the makaris (or poets) of the 16th century, because of his skill ...
Scott, Barbara Ann
▪ Canadian figure skater born May 9, 1928, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada       Canadian figure skater (figure skating) and first citizen of a nation outside Europe to win a ...
Scott, Charles Prestwich
▪ British journalist born Oct. 26, 1846, Bath, Somerset, Eng. died Jan. 1, 1932, Manchester       eminent British journalist who edited the Manchester Guardian (known ...
Scott, Duncan Campbell
▪ Canadian author born , Aug. 2, 1862, Ottawa, Canada West [now Ontario, Can.] died Dec. 19, 1947, Ottawa  Canadian administrator, poet, and short-story writer, best known at ...
Scott, Dunkinfield Henry
▪ British paleobotanist born , Nov. 28, 1854, London, Eng. died Jan. 29, 1934, Basingstoke, Hampshire       English paleobotanist and leading authority of his time on ...
Scott, Francis Reginald
▪ Canadian poet byname  Frank, or F.r., Scott   born Aug. 1, 1899, Quebec, Can. died Jan. 31, 1985, Montreal, Que.       member of the Montreal group of poets in the ...
Scott, George C(ampbell)
born Oct. 18, 1927, Wise, Va., U.S. died Sept. 22, 1999, Westlake Village, Calif. U.S. actor. He served in the U.S. Marines before studying drama and journalism at the ...
Scott, George C.
▪ American actor in full  George Campbell Scott  born October 18, 1927, Wise, Va., U.S. died September 22, 1999, Westlake Village, Calif.       American actor whose ...
Scott, George Campbell
▪ 2000       American actor (b. Oct. 18, 1927, Wise, Va.—d. Sept. 22, 1999, Westlake Village, Calif.), was an intense, craggy-faced, raspy-voiced, hard-living, ...
Scott, George Lewis
▪ 2006       American gospel singer (b. March 18, 1929, Notasulga, Ala.—d. March 9, 2005, Durham, N.C.), contributed his driving baritone to the gospel group Blind ...
Scott, James Brown
▪ American jurist and legal educator born June 3, 1866, Kincardine, Ont., Can. died June 25, 1943, Annapolis, Md., U.S.       American jurist and legal educator, one of ...
Scott, Jay
▪ 1994       (JEFFREY SCOTT BEAVEN), U.S.-born Canadian film critic (b. Oct. 4, 1949, Lincoln, Neb.—d. July 30, 1993, Toronto, Ont.), elevated film criticism to an art ...
Scott, Martha Ellen
▪ 2004       American actress (b. Sept. 22, 1914, Jamesport, Mo.—d. May 28, 2003, Van Nuys, Calif.), made her Broadway debut as Emily in 1938 in the original ...
Scott, Paul
▪ British writer in full  Paul Mark Scott  born March 25, 1920, Palmers Green, Eng. died March 1, 1978, London       British novelist known for his chronicling of the ...
Scott, Paul (Mark)
born March 25, 1920, Palmers Green, Eng. died March 1, 1978, London British novelist. Scott entered military service in India in the 1940s and later was a director of a London ...
Scott, Ridley
born Nov. 30, 1937, South Shields, Durham, Eng. British film director. He studied art and worked as a set designer and director in British television, then formed his own ...
Scott, Robert Falcon
born June 6, 1868, Devonport, Devon, Eng. died с March 29, 1912, Antarctica British explorer. He joined the Royal Navy in 1880, proved his competence leading an Antarctic ...
Scott, Robert Lee, Jr.
▪ 2007       brigadier general, U.S. Army Air Force (b. April 12, 1908, Macon, Ga.—d. Feb. 27, 2006, Warner Robins, Ga.), was an ace fighter pilot with the Flying ...
Scott, Ronald
▪ 1997       ("RONNIE"), British jazz entrepreneur and musician whose London nightclub, Ronnie Scott's, presented many of the outstanding U.S. and European jazz ...
Scott, Sheila
▪ British aviator original name  Sheila Christine Hopkins   born April 27, 1927, Worcester, Worcestershire [now in Hereford and Worcester], Eng. died Oct. 20, 1988, ...
Scott, Sir George Gilbert
▪ British architect born July 13, 1811, Gawcott, Buckinghamshire, Eng. died March 27, 1878, London       English architect, one of the most successful and prolific ...
Scott, Sir Giles Gilbert
▪ British architect born Nov. 9, 1880, London, Eng. died Feb. 8, 1960, London       English architect who designed numerous public buildings in the eclectic style of ...
Scott, Sir Peter Markham
born Sept. 14, 1909, London, Eng. died Aug. 29, 1989, Bristol British conservationist and artist. Son of Robert Falcon Scott, he graduated from Cambridge University and soon ...
Scott, Sir Walter, 1st Baronet
born Aug. 15, 1771, Edinburgh, Scot. died Sept. 21, 1832, Abbotsford, Roxburgh Scottish writer, often considered both the inventor and the greatest practitioner of the ...
Scott, the Most Rev. Edward Walter
▪ 2005 “Ted”        Canadian cleric (b. April 30, 1919, Edmonton, Alta.—d. June 21, 2004, near Parry Sound, Ont.), supported such causes as abortion rights, ...
Scott, Winfield
born June 13, 1786, Petersburg, Va., U.S. died May 29, 1866, West Point, N.Y. U.S. army officer. He fought in the War of 1812 at the battles of Chippewa and Lundy's Lane ...
Scott (skŏt), Dred. 1795?-1858. American slave who sued for his liberty after spending four years with his master in a territory where slavery had been banned by the Missouri ...
Scott,Robert Falcon
Scott, Robert Falcon. 1868-1912. British explorer who reached the South Pole (January 1912) only to find that Roald Amundsen had discovered the spot one month before. * * *
Scott,Sir Walter
Scott, Sir Walter. 1771-1832. British writer of ballads and historical novels, a genre he developed. His works include Waverley (1814) and Ivanhoe (1819). * * *
Scott, Winfield. 1786-1866. American general. A hero of the War of 1812, he captured Veracruz, defeated Santa Anna, and captured Chapultepec during the Mexican War (1846-1848). * ...
/skawt"tee/, n. Antonio /ahn taw"nyaw/, 1866-1936, Italian baritone. * * *
/skot"euh siz'euhm/, n. a word or idiom peculiar to or characteristic of Scots. [1710-20; < ML scottic(us), var. of SCOTICUS SCOTTISH (Scot(us) SCOT + -icus -IC) + -ISM] * * *
/skot"ee/, n. 1. See Scottish terrier. 2. a male given name, form of Scott. 3. a female given name. [1905-10; SCOT + -IE] * * *
Scottie dog
➡ Scotch terrier * * *
—Scottishly, adv. —Scottishness, n. /skot"ish/, adj. 1. Also, Scots. of or pertaining to Scotland, its people, or their language. n. 2. the people of Scotland. 3. Scots (def. ...
Scottish Borders
a council area (= administrative region) of south-east Scotland near the border with England. Its name changed from Borders to Scottish Borders in 1995. * * * ▪ council area, ...
Scottish Certificate of Education
n an examination in Scottish schools. The Standard grade of the examination is taken at the age of 16 and is equivalent to GCSE in England and Wales. The Higher grade is taken at ...
Scottish Colourists
a group of Scottish artists whose paintings were first shown in the 1920s and 1930s, who used strong colours to paint objects and landscapes. Members of the group include S J ...
Scottish country dancing
a form of folk dancing originally from Scotland which includes fast lively dances usually for groups of three, four or five couples such as reels, jigs, hornpipes and ...
Scottish dancing
➡ folk dancing * * *
Scottish deerhound
one of a Scottish breed of large, tall hunting dogs having a medium-length, wiry, gray or reddish-fawn coat, originally developed for hunting and bringing down deer, and known as ...
Scottish Enlightenment
▪ British history Introduction       the conjunction of minds, ideas, and publications in Scotland during the whole of the second half of the 18th century and extending ...
Scottish Executive
the government of Scotland for the areas for which the Scottish Parliament is responsible. It is led by the First Minister who is chosen by the Parliament and who chooses the ...
Scottish FA Cup
the series of matches in which Scottish football teams compete to win the Scottish Football Association cup (= a prize in the form of a cup). The first series was held in 1873. ...
Scottish fold
Scottish fold n. any of a breed of domestic cat, originally bred in Scotland, with ears folded, or bent, forward, a coat of short, dense fur, and a stocky build * * *
Scottish fold cat
Breed of domestic cat with ears that fold forward and down. A Scottish shepherd discovered the foundation cat Susie, a white barn cat in 1961. Scottish folds may be longhaired ...
Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic n. GAELIC (n. 1) * * *
Scottish Gaelic language
Celtic language of northern Scotland, a descendant of the Irish speech introduced into northern Britain by invaders in the 4th–5th centuries. Gaelic gradually supplanted ...
Scottish Gaelic.
See Scots Gaelic. * * *
Scottish law
➡ note at legal system. * * * Legal practices and institutions of Scotland. When the English and Scottish parliaments were joined in 1707, the legal systems of the two ...
Scottish literature
      a body of writing that includes works in Scottish Gaelic, Lowland Scottish (or Lallans), standard English employed by Scots, and various combinations of English and ...
Scottish National Dictionary
▪ Scottish dictionary       dictionary published in Edinburgh and containing all Scottish words known to be in use since about 1700. It is designed partly on regional ...
Scottish National Party
(abbr the SNP) a political party formed in 1934 whose aim is to achieve independent government for Scotland (not simply a separate Scottish parliament within the UK). Its leader ...
Scottish National Portrait Gallery
an art gallery in Edinburgh, established in 1882, which shows paintings and photographs of people. Compare National Portrait Gallery. * * *
Scottish National Zoological Park and Carnegie Aquarium
▪ zoo, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom       collection of terrestrial and aquatic animals founded in 1913 by the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland in Edinburgh. ...
Scottish Natural Heritage
➡ Countryside Agency * * *
Scottish Opera
Scotland’s national opera company, formed in Glasgow in 1962 and based at the Theatre Royal, Glasgow. The company has regular tours in Scotland and England. * * *
Scottish Parliament
a separate parliament for Scotland, based in Edinburgh in a new building which opened in 2004. It is made up of 129 Members of the Scottish Parliament. 73 of them are directly ...
Scottish Parliament Regions
➡ regional member * * *
Scottish play
➡ Macbeth. * * *
Scottish Premier League
(abbr SPL) the top 12 teams in Scottish football. It was formed in 1998 from the Premier Division of the Scottish Football League. ➡ note at football – British style. * * *
Scottish Public Services Ombudsman
➡ Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration * * *
Scottish rite
one of the two advanced divisions of Masonic membership, leading to the 33rd degree. Cf. York rite. [1900-05] * * *
Scottish star
mullet2. * * *
Scottish terrier
one of a Scottish breed of small terriers having short legs and a wiry, steel-gray, brindled, black, sandy, or wheaten coat. Also called Scotch terrier. [1830-40] * * * or ...
Scottish TV
(abbr STV) an independent television company, started in 1957, which broadcasts to central Scotland as part of ITV. * * *
Scottish deerhound n. See deerhound. * * *
Scottish Gaelic n. The Goidelic language of Scotland. Also called Erse. * * *
Scottish rite n. A ceremonial rite in a Masonic system. * * *
Scottish terrier n. A terrier of a breed originating in Scotland, having a heavy-set body, short legs, a long head with small erect ears, and a hard wiry coat. Also called Scotch ...
Scot·to (skŏtʹō, skōtʹtō), Renata. Born 1934?. Italian operatic soprano noted for her dramatic intensity and her roles in the works of Italian composers. * * *
Scott Peak A mountain, 3,474.9 m (11,393 ft) high, in the Bitterroot Range of eastern Idaho. It is the highest elevation in the range. * * *
Scotts Bluff National Monument
National monument, western Nebraska, U.S. Established in 1919, it has an area of 5 sq mi (13 sq km). Its focus is a large bluff that rises 800 ft (244 m) above the North Platte ...
/skots"bluf'/, n. a city in W Nebraska, on the North Platte River. 14,156. * * *
/skots"berr oh, -bur oh/, n. a town in NE Alabama. 14,758. * * * ▪ Alabama, United States       city, seat (1859) of Jackson county, northeastern Alabama, U.S. It is ...
Scottsboro case
U.S. civil-rights controversy. In April 1931, in Scottsboro, Ala., nine African American youths were charged with the rape of two white women. Despite testimony by doctors that ...
/skots"dayl'/, n. a city in central Arizona, near Phoenix. 88,364. * * * ▪ Arizona, United States       city, Maricopa county, residential-resort suburb of Phoenix, ...
/skot"ee/, n., pl. Scotties. 1. (often l.c.) Informal. a Scot; Scotsman or Scotswoman. 2. See Scottish terrier. 3. a male given name, form of Scott. 4. a female given name. [SCOT ...
/skoh"teuhs/, n. John Duns. See Duns Scotus, John. * * * (as used in expressions) Duns Scotus John Erigena John Scotus Johannes Scotus Eriugena * * *
/skown"dreuhl/, n. 1. an unprincipled, dishonorable person; villain. adj. 2. mean or base in nature; villainous; unprincipled; dishonorable. [1580-90; orig. uncert.] Syn. 1. ...
/skown"dreuh lee/, adj. 1. having the character of a scoundrel; unscrupulous; villainous. 2. of or like a scoundrel. [1780-90; SCOUNDREL + -LY] * * *
scour1 /skoweur, skow"euhr/, v.t. 1. to remove dirt, grease, etc., from or to cleanse or polish by hard rubbing, as with a rough or abrasive material: to scour pots and pans. 2. ...
scourer1 /skoweur"euhr, skow"euhr euhr/, n. 1. a person who scours or cleanses. 2. an implement, device, or preparation for scouring. [1425-75; late ME scourour. See SCOUR1, ...
—scourger, n. —scourgingly, adv. /skerrj/, n., v., scourged, scourging. n. 1. a whip or lash, esp. for the infliction of punishment or torture. 2. a person or thing that ...
See scourge. * * *
scouring pad
a small pad, as of steel wool or plastic mesh, used for scouring pots, pans, etc. * * *
scouring rush
any of certain horsetails, esp. Equisetum hyemale, used for scouring and polishing. Also called Dutch rush. [1810-20] * * *
scour·ing rush (skourʹĭng) n. Any of several species of horsetail, especially Equisetum hyemale, having rough-ridged stems formerly used for scouring utensils. * * *
/skoweur"ingz, skow"euhr-/, n. (used with a pl. v.) 1. dirt or refuse removed by scouring. 2. refuse removed from grain. [1580-90; see SCOUR1, -ING1, -S3] * * *
/skows/, n. Brit. Naut. a baked dish or stew made usually with meat and hardtack. [1830-40; short for LOBSCOUSE] * * *
➡ Scouse * * *
scout1 /skowt/, n. 1. a soldier, warship, airplane, etc., employed in reconnoitering. 2. a person sent out to obtain information. 3. Sports. a. a person who observes and reports ...
Scout Association
➡ Scouts * * *
scout car
a fast, lightly-armored military vehicle equipped with guns and used chiefly for reconnaissance. [1940-45, Amer.] * * *
/skowt"kraft', -krahft'/, n. 1. practice of or skill at scouting. 2. skill in the program of activities of the Boy Scouts or the Girl Scouts. [1900-05; SCOUT1 + CRAFT] * * *
/skow"teuhr/, n. 1. a person who scouts. 2. (often cap.) a Boy Scout who is 18 years of age or over. [1635-45; SCOUT1 + -ER1] * * *
/skoohth/, n. Scot. 1. abundance; plenty. 2. opportunity; scope. Also, skouth. [1585-95; orig. uncert.] * * *
/skowt"hood/, n. 1. (sometimes cap.) the state of being a scout, esp. a Boy Scout or a Girl Scout. 2. the qualities or spirit of the Boy Scouts or the Girl Scouts. [SCOUT1 + ...
—scoutingly, adv. /skow"ting/, n. 1. an act or instance of reconnoitering; reconnaissance. 2. the activities of a scout or scouts. 3. (often cap.) the program of activities of ...
/skowt"mas'teuhr, -mah'steuhr/, n. 1. the leader or officer in charge of a band of scouts. 2. the adult leader of a troop of Boy Scouts. [1570-80; SCOUT1 + MASTER] * * *
(also fml the Scout Association) an international association formed in Britain in 1908 by Lord Robert Baden-Powell. It organizes outdoor activities for boys, e.g. camping, and ...
/skow/, n. 1. any of various vessels having a flat-bottomed rectangular hull with sloping ends, built in various sizes with or without means of propulsion, as barges, punts, ...
—scowler, n. —scowlful, adj. —scowlingly, adv. /skowl/, v.i. 1. to draw down or contract the brows in a sullen, displeased, or angry manner. 2. to have a gloomy or ...
See scowl. * * *
See scowler. * * *
SCP abbr. single-cell protein. * * *
SCPO abbr. senior chief petty officer. * * *
Electronics. silicon-controlled rectifier. * * *
scruple. * * *
—scrabbler, n. /skrab"euhl/, v., scrabbled, scrabbling, n. v.t. 1. to scratch or scrape, as with the claws or hands. 2. to grapple or struggle with or as if with the claws or ...
/skrab"euhl/, Trademark. a brand name for a game combining anagrams and crosswords in which two to four players use counters of various point values to form words on a playing ...
scrab·bled (skrăbʹəld) adj. Covered with sparse vegetation; scrubby: “We can stand... and look out toward the scrabbled, snow-covered mountains in the west” (Russell ...
See scrabble. * * *
a popular board game in which players try to build words on a board marked with squares, using letters printed on small square blocks. The words must be arranged to fit together ...
/skrab"lee/, adj., scrabblier, scrabbliest. 1. insignificantly small or sparse: scrabbly tufts of grass sprouting from the parched lawn. 2. scratchy; raspy. [1940-45; SCRABBLE + ...
/skrag/, n., v., scragged, scragging. n. 1. a lean or scrawny person or animal. 2. the lean end of a neck of veal or mutton. 3. Slang. the neck of a human being. v.t. 4. Slang. ...
See scraggy. * * *
See scraggily. * * *
/skrag"lee/, adj., scragglier, scraggliest. 1. irregular; uneven; jagged. 2. shaggy; ragged; unkempt. [1865-70; SCRAG + -LY] * * *
—scraggily, adv. —scragginess, n. /skrag"ee/, adj., scraggier, scraggiest. 1. lean or thin; scrawny. 2. meager. 3. irregular; craggy; jagged. [1565-75; SCRAG + -Y1] * * *
scram1 /skram/, v.i., scrammed, scramming. Informal. to go away; get out (usually used as a command): I said I was busy, so scram. [1925-30; prob. shortened form of SCRAMBLE (but ...
/skram"euh saks'/, n. a single-edged knife or sword used by the Anglo-Saxons. Also, scramasaxe. [1860-65; < LL scramasaxus < Gmc; cf. OHG scrama big knife, OE seax short sword, ...
/skram"beuhl/, v., scrambled, scrambling, n. v.i. 1. to climb or move quickly using one's hands and feet, as down a rough incline. 2. to compete or struggle with others for ...
scrambled eggs
1. eggs cooked in a pan while stirring, usually after the whites and yolks have been mixed together, sometimes with milk. 2. Mil. Slang. military gold braid, esp. that decorating ...
scram·bled eggs (skrămʹbəld) pl.n. 1. Eggs with the yolks and whites beaten together and cooked to a firm but soft consistency. 2. Slang. The gold braid worn on the bill of ...
/skram"bleuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that scrambles. 2. an electronic device that mixes and confuses telecommunications signals in order to make them unintelligible through ...
/skram"jet'/, n. Aeron. a ramjet engine in which the flow through the combustor itself is supersonic. [1965-70; s(upersonic) c(ombustion) ramjet] * * *
/skran"l/, adj. Archaic. 1. thin or slight. 2. squeaky or unmelodious. [1630-40; orig. uncert.] * * *
/skran"tn/, n. 1. William Warren, born 1917, U.S. politician. 2. a city in NE Pennsylvania. 88,117. * * * ▪ Pennsylvania, United States       city, seat (1878) of ...
scrap1 —scrappingly, adv. /skrap/, n., adj., v., scrapped, scrapping. n. 1. a small piece or portion; fragment: a scrap of paper. 2. scraps, a. bits or pieces of food, esp. of ...
scrap heap
1. a pile of old, discarded material, as metal. 2. a place for dumping old, useless things. Also, scrapheap. [1830-40; SCRAP1 + HEAP] * * *
scrap iron
old iron to be remelted or reworked. [1815-25] * * *
scrap metal
Used metals that are an important source of industrial metals and alloys, particularly in the production of steel, copper, lead, aluminum, and zinc. Smaller amounts of tin, ...
/skrap"book'/, n. an album in which pictures, newspaper clippings, etc., may be pasted or mounted. [1815-25; SCRAP1 + BOOK] * * *
—scrapable, adj. —scrapeage, n. /skrayp/, v., scraped, scraping, n. v.t. 1. to deprive of or free from an outer layer, adhering matter, etc., or to smooth by drawing or ...
/skray"peuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that scrapes. 2. any of various tools or utensils for scraping. [1545-55; SCRAPE + -ER1] * * * ▪ construction       in ...
/skray"peuhr bawrd', -bohrd'/, n. scratchboard. [1890-95; SCRAPER + BOARD] * * *
scrapheap [skrap′hēp΄] n. a pile of discarded material, as of scrap iron —————— throw on the scrapheap or toss on the scrapheap or cast on the scrapheap to ...
/skray"pee, skrap"ee/, n. Vet. Pathol. an infectious, usually fatal brain disease of sheep, characterized by twitching of the neck and head, grinding of the teeth, and scraping ...
—scrapingly, adv. /skray"ping/, n. 1. the act of a person or thing that scrapes. 2. the sound of something being scraped. 3. Usually, scrapings. something that is scraped off, ...
scrapper1 /skrap"euhr/, n. a person who removes or does away with scraps. [1640-50; SCRAP1 + -ER1] scrapper2 /skrap"euhr/, n. Informal. a fighter or aggressive competitor, esp. ...
See scrappy1,2. * * *
See scrappily. * * *
/skrap"euhl/, n. Pennsylvania Dutch Cookery. cornmeal mush mixed with pork scraps, seasoned with onions, spices, herbs, etc., and shaped into loaves and sliced for ...

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