(Scab"ling) n. [See Scapple.] A fragment or chip of stone. [Written also scabline.]
(Sca*bred"i*ty) n. [L. scabredo, fr. scaber rough.] Roughness; ruggedness. [Obs.] Burton.
(Sca"brous) a. [L. scabrosus, fr. scaber rough: cf. F. scabreux.]
1. Rough to the touch, like a file; having small raised dots, scales, or points; scabby; scurfy; scaly. Arbuthnot.
2. Fig.: Harsh; unmusical. [R.]
His verse is scabrous and hobbling.Dryden.
(Sca"brous*ness), n. The quality of being scabrous.
(Scab"wort`) n. (Bot.) Elecampane.
(Scad) n. [Gael. & Ir. sgadan a herring.] (Zoöl.) (a) A small carangoid fish (Trachurus saurus)
abundant on the European coast, and less common on the American. The name is applied also to several
allied species. (b) The goggler; called also big-eyed scad. See Goggler. (c) The friar skate. [Scot.]
(d) The cigar fish, or round robin.
(Scaf"fold) n. [OF. eschafault, eschafaut, escafaut, escadafaut, F. échafaud; probably originally
the same word as E. & F. catafalque, It. catafalco. See Catafalque.]
1. A temporary structure of timber, boards, etc., for various purposes, as for supporting workmen and
materials in building, for exhibiting a spectacle upon, for holding the spectators at a show, etc.
Pardon, gentles all,Shak.
The flat, unraised spirits that have dared
On this unworthy scaffold to bring forth
great an object.
2. Specifically, a stage or elevated platform for the execution of a criminal; as, to die on the scaffold.
That a scaffold of execution should grow a scaffold of coronation.Sir P. Sidney.
3. (Metal.) An accumulation of adherent, partly fused material forming a shelf, or dome-shaped obstruction,
above the tuyères in a blast furnace.