Sayman to Scale
(Say"man) n. [Say sample + man.] One who assays. [Obs.] Bacon.
(Say"mas`ter) n. A master of assay; one who tries or proves. [Obs.] "Great saymaster of
state." B. Jonson.
(Saynd) obs. p. p. of Senge, to singe. Chaucer.
('Sblood) interj. An abbreviation of God's blood; used as an oath. [Obs.] Shak.
(Scab) n. [OE. scab, scabbe, shabbe; cf. AS. scæb, sceabb, scebb, Dan. & Sw. skab, and
also L. scabies, fr. scabere to scratch, akin to E. shave. See Shave, and cf. Shab, Shabby.]
1. An incrustation over a sore, wound, vesicle, or pustule, formed by the drying up of the discharge from
the diseased part.
2. The itch in man; also, the scurvy. [Colloq. or Obs.]
3. The mange, esp. when it appears on sheep. Chaucer.
4. A disease of potatoes producing pits in their surface, caused by a minute fungus (Tiburcinia Scabies).
5. (Founding) A slight irregular protuberance which defaces the surface of a casting, caused by the
breaking away of a part of the mold.
6. A mean, dirty, paltry fellow. [Low] Shak.
7. A nickname for a workman who engages for lower wages than are fixed by the trades unions; also, for
one who takes the place of a workman on a strike. [Cant]
(Scab), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Scabbed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Scabbing.] To become covered with a
scab; as, the wound scabbed over.
(Scab"bard) n. [OE. scaubert, scauberk, OF. escaubers, escauberz, pl., scabbards, probably
of German or Scan. origin; cf. Icel. skalpr scabbard, and G. bergen to conceal. Cf. Hauberk.] The
case in which the blade of a sword, dagger, etc., is kept; a sheath.
Nor in thy scabbard sheathe that famous blade.Fairfax. Scabbard fish (Zoöl.), a long, compressed, silver-colored tænioid fish (Lepidopus caudatus, or argyreus),
found on the European coasts, and more abundantly about New Zealand, where it is called frostfish
and considered an excellent food fish.
(Scab"bard) v. t. To put in a scabbard.
(Scab"bard plane`) See Scaleboard plane, under Scaleboard.
1. Abounding with scabs; diseased with scabs.
2. Fig.: Mean; paltry; vile; worthless. Bacon.
(Scab"bed*ness) n. Scabbiness.
(Scab"bi*ly) adv. In a scabby manner.
(Scab"bi*ness), n. The quality or state of being scabby.