Scalloped oysters(Cookery), opened oysters baked in a deep dish with alternate layers of bread or cracker crumbs, seasoned with pepper, nutmeg, and butter. This was at first done in scallop shells.

(Scal"lop*er) n. One who fishes for scallops.

(Scal"lop*ing), n. Fishing for scallops.

(Scalp) n. [Cf. Scallop.] A bed of oysters or mussels. [Scot.]

(Scalp), n. [Perhaps akin to D. schelp shell. Cf. Scallop.]

1. 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!

2. 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.

3. Fig.: The top; the summit. Macaulay.

Scalp lock, a long tuft of hair left on the crown of the head by the warriors of some tribes of American Indians.

(Scalp), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Scalped ; p. pr. & vb. n. Scalping.]

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

2. (Surg.) To remove the skin of.

We must scalp the whole lid [of the eye].
J. S. Wells.

3. (Milling) To brush the hairs or fuzz from, as wheat grains, in the process of high milling. Knight.

(Scalp), v. i. To make a small, quick profit by slight fluctuations of the market; — said of brokers who operate in this way on their own account. [Cant]

(Scal"pel) n. [L. scalpellum, dim. of scalprum a knife, akin to scalpere to cut, carve, scrape: cf. F. scalpel.] (Surg.) A small knife with a thin, keen blade, — used by surgeons, and in dissecting.

(Scalper) n.

1. One who, or that which, scalps.

2. (Surg.) Same as Scalping iron, under Scalping.

3. A broker who, dealing on his own account, tries to get a small and quick profit from slight fluctuations of the market. [Cant]

4. A person who buys and sells the unused parts of railroad tickets. [Cant]

(Scalp"ing) a. & n. from Scalp.

Scalping iron(Surg.), an instrument used in scraping foul and carious bones; a raspatory.Scalping knife, a knife used by North American Indians in scalping.

3. (Cookery) Baked in a scallop; cooked with crumbs.

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