(Scamp), v. t. [Cf. Scamp,n., or Scant, a., and Skimp.] To perform in a hasty, neglectful, or
imperfect manner; to do superficially. [Colloq.]
A workman is said to scamp his work when he does it in a superficial, dishonest manner.Wedgwood.
Much of the scamping and dawdling complained of is that of men in establishments of good repute.T.
(||Scam`pa*vi"a) n. [It.] A long, low war galley used by the Neapolitans and Sicilians in the
early part of the nineteenth century.
(Scam"per) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Scampered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Scampering.] [OF. escamper
to escape, to save one's self; L. ex from + campus the field See Camp, and cf. Decamp, Scamp, n.,
Shamble, v. t.] To run with speed; to run or move in a quick, hurried manner; to hasten away. Macaulay.
The lady, however, . . . could not help scampering about the room after a mouse.S. Sharpe.
(Scam"per), n. A scampering; a hasty flight.
(Scam"per*er) n. One who scampers. Tyndell.
(Scamp"ish) a. Of or like a scamp; knavish; as, scampish conduct.
(Scan) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Scanned (skand); p. pr. & vb. n. Scanning.] [L. scandere, scansum,
to climb, to scan, akin to Skr. skand to spring, leap: cf. F. scander. Cf. Ascend, Descend, Scale a
1. To mount by steps; to go through with step by step. [Obs.]
Nor stayed till she the highest stage had scand.Spenser.
2. Specifically (Pros.), to go through with, as a verse, marking and distinguishing the feet of which it is
composed; to show, in reading, the metrical structure of; to recite metrically.
3. To go over and examine point by point; to examine with care; to look closely at or into; to scrutinize.
The actions of men in high stations are all conspicuous, and liable to be scanned and sifted.Atterbury.
(Scan"dal) n. [F. scandale, fr. L. scandalum, Gr. a snare laid for an enemy, a stumbling block,
offense, scandal: cf. OE. scandle, OF. escandle. See Slander.]
1. Offense caused or experienced; reproach or reprobation called forth by what is regarded as wrong,
criminal, heinous, or flagrant: opprobrium or disgrace.
O, what a scandal is it to our crown,Shak.
That two such noble peers as ye should jar!
[I] have brought scandalMilton.
To Israel, diffidence of God, and doubt
In feeble hearts.
2. Reproachful aspersion; opprobrious censure; defamatory talk, uttered heedlessly or maliciously.
You must not put another scandal on him.Shak.
My known virtue is from scandal free.Dryden.
3. (Equity) Anything alleged in pleading which is impertinent, and is reproachful to any person, or which
derogates from the dignity of the court, or is contrary to good manners. Daniell.