(Scaf"fold), v. t. To furnish or uphold with a scaffold.
(Scaf"fold*age) n. A scaffold. [R.] Shak.
1. A scaffold; a supporting framework; as, the scaffolding of the body. Pope.
2. Materials for building scaffolds.
(Scagl"ia) n. [It. scaglia a scale, a shell, a chip of marble.] A reddish variety of limestone.
(Scagl*io"la) n. [It. scagliuola, dim. of scaglia. See Scaglia.] An imitation of any veined
and ornamental stone, as marble, formed by a substratum of finely ground gypsum mixed with glue, the
surface of which, while soft, is variegated with splinters of marble, spar, granite, etc., and subsequently
colored and polished.
(||Sca"la) n.; pl. Scalæ [L., a ladder.]
1. (Surg.) A machine formerly employed for reducing dislocations of the humerus.
2. (Anat.) A term applied to any one of the three canals of the cochlea.
(Scal"a*ble) a. Capable of being scaled.
(Sca*lade" Sca*la"do) , n. (Mil.) See Escalade. Fairfax.
(Sca"lar) n. (Math.) In the quaternion analysis, a quantity that has magnitude, but not direction;
distinguished from a vector, which has both magnitude and direction.
(||Sca*la"ri*a) n. [L., flight of steps.] (Zoöl.) Any one of numerous species of marine gastropods
of the genus Scalaria, or family Scalaridæ, having elongated spiral turreted shells, with rounded whorls,
usually crossed by ribs or varices. The color is generally white or pale. Called also ladder shell, and
wentletrap. See Ptenoglossa, and Wentletrap.
(Sca*lar"i*form) a. [L. scalare, scalaria, staircase, ladder + -form: cf. F. scalariforme.]
1. Resembling a ladder in form or appearance; having transverse bars or markings like the rounds of a
ladder; as, the scalariform cells and scalariform pits in some plants.
2. (Zoöl.) Like or pertaining to a scalaria.
(Sca"la*ry) a. [L. scalaris, fr. scalae, pl. scala, staircase, ladder.] Resembling a ladder; formed
with steps. [Obs.] Sir T. Browne.
(Scal"a*wag) n. A scamp; a scapegrace. [Spelt also scallawag.] [Slang, U.S.] Bartlett.
(Scald) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Scalded; p. pr. & vb. n. Scalding.] [OF. eschalder, eschauder,
escauder, F. échauder, fr. L. excaldare; ex + caldus, calidus, warm, hot. See Ex, and Caldron.]
1. To burn with hot liquid or steam; to pain or injure by contact with, or immersion in, any hot fluid; as, to
scald the hand.
Mine own tearsShak.
Do scald like molten lead.
Here the blue flames of scalding brimstone fall.Cowley.