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Skull vs. Scalp

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Skullnoun

(anatomy) The main bones of the head considered as a unit; including the cranium, facial bones, and mandible.

Scalpnoun

The top of the head; the skull.

Skullnoun

A symbol for death; death's-head

Scalpnoun

The part of the head where the hair grows from, or used to grow from.

Skullnoun

(figuratively) The mind or brain.

Scalpnoun

(historical) A part of the skin of the head, with the hair attached, formerly cut or torn off from an enemy by warriors in some cultures as a token of victory.

‘Some tribes used to collect scalps to prove how many of the enemy they had killed in battle.’;

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Skullnoun

A crust formed on the ladle, etc. by the partial cooling of molten metal.

Scalpnoun

(heraldry) The skin of the head of a stag with the horns attached.

Skullnoun

The crown of the headpiece in armour.

Scalpnoun

(figuratively) A victory, especially at the expense of someone else.

Skullnoun

(Scotland) A shallow bow-handled basket.

Scalpnoun

(Scotland) A bed or stratum of shellfish.

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Skullnoun

obsolete form of school

Scalpnoun

(figurative) The top; the summit.

Skullverb

To hit in the head with a fist, a weapon, or a thrown object.

Scalpverb

To remove the scalp (part of the head from where the hair grows), by brutal act or accident.

Skullnoun

A school, company, or shoal.

‘A knavish skull of boys and girls did pelt at him.’; ‘These fishes enter in great flotes and skulls.’;

Scalpverb

To resell, especially tickets, usually for an inflated price, often illegally.

‘Tickets were being scalped for $300.’;

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Skullnoun

The skeleton of the head of a vertebrate animal, including the brain case, or cranium, and the bones and cartilages of the face and mouth. See Illusts. of Carnivora, of Facial angles under Facial, and of Skeleton, in Appendix.

Scalpverb

(finance) On an open outcry exchange trading floor, to buy and sell rapidly for one's own account, aiming to buy from a seller and a little later sell to a buyer, making a small profit from the difference (roughly the amount of the bid/offer spread, or less).

Skullnoun

The head or brain; the seat of intelligence; mind.

‘Skulls that can not teach, and will not learn.’;

Scalpverb

To screen or sieve ore before further processing.

‘scalped ore’;

Skullnoun

A covering for the head; a skullcap.

‘Let me put on my skull first.’;

Scalpverb

(surgery) To remove the skin of.

Skullnoun

A sort of oar. See Scull.

Scalpverb

(transitive) To remove the grass from.

Skullnoun

the bony skeleton of the head of vertebrates

Scalpverb

(transitive) To destroy the political influence of.

Skullnoun

a bone framework enclosing the brain of a vertebrate; the skeleton of a person's or animal's head

‘he broke his collar bone and fractured his skull’;

Scalpverb

(milling) To brush the hairs or fuzz from (wheat grains, etc.) in the process of high milling.

Skullnoun

a person's head or brain

‘a skull crammed with too many thoughts’;

Scalpnoun

A bed of oysters or mussels.

Skullverb

hit (someone) on the head

‘my waking came in drugged stages—I had been skulled’;

Scalpnoun

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!’;

Skull

The skull is a bone structure that forms the head in vertebrates. It supports the structures of the face and provides a protective cavity for the brain.

Scalpnoun

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.

Scalpnoun

Fig.: The top; the summit.

Scalpverb

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

Scalpverb

To remove the skin of.

‘We must scalp the whole lid [of the eye].’;

Scalpverb

To brush the hairs or fuzz from, as wheat grains, in the process of high milling.

Scalpverb

To make a small, quick profit by slight fluctuations of the market; - said of brokers who operate in this way on their own account.

Scalpnoun

the skin that covers the top of the head;

‘they wanted to take his scalp as a trophy’;

Scalpverb

sell illegally, as on the black market

Scalpverb

remove the scalp of;

‘The enemies were scalped’;

Scalp

The scalp is the anatomical area bordered by the human face at the front, and by the neck at the sides and back.

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