Scarp a scarf.] An article of dress of a light and decorative character, worn loosely over the shoulders
or about the neck or the waist; a light shawl or handkerchief for the neck; also, a cravat; a neckcloth.
Put on your hood and scarf.Swift.
With care about the banners, scarves, and staves.R. Browning.
(Scarf), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Scarfed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Scarfing.]
1. To throw on loosely; to put on like a scarf. "My sea-gown scarfed about me." Shak.
2. To dress with a scarf, or as with a scarf; to cover with a loose wrapping. Shak.
(Scarf), v. t. [Sw. skarfva to eke out, to join together, skarf a seam, joint; cf. Dan. skarre to
joint, to unite timber, Icel. skara to clinch the planks of a boat, G. scharben to chop, to cut small.] (a)
To form a scarf on the end or edge of, as for a joint in timber, metal rods, etc. (b) To unite, as two
pieces of timber or metal, by a scarf joint.
Scarf joint (a) A joint made by overlapping and bolting or locking together the ends of two pieces of
timber that are halved, notched, or cut away so that they will fit each other and form a lengthened beam
of the same size at the junction as elsewhere. (b) A joint formed by welding, riveting, or brazing together
the overlapping scarfed ends, or edges, of metal rods, sheets, etc. Scarf weld. See under Weld.
(Scarf) n. (a) In a piece which is to be united to another by a scarf joint, the part of the end or
edge that is tapered off, rabbeted, or notched so as to be thinner than the rest of the piece. (b) A scarf
(Scarf"skin`) n. (Anat.) See Epidermis.
(Scar`i*fi*ca"tion) n. [L. scarificatio: cf. F. scarification.] The act of scarifying.
(Scar"i*fi*ca`tor) n. [Cf. F. scarificateur.] (Surg.) An instrument, principally used in cupping,
containing several lancets moved simultaneously by a spring, for making slight incisions.
1. One who scarifies.
2. (Surg.) The instrument used for scarifying.
3. (Agric.) An implement for stripping and loosening the soil, without bringing up a fresh surface.
You have your scarifiers to make the ground clean.Southey.
(Scar"i*fy) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Scarified ; p. pr. & vb. n. Scarifying ] [F. scarifier, L. scarificare,
scarifare, fr. Gr. to scratch up, fr. a pointed instrument.]
1. To scratch or cut the skin of; esp. (Med.), to make small incisions in, by means of a lancet or scarificator,
so as to draw blood from the smaller vessels without opening a large vein.
2. (Agric.) To stir the surface soil of, as a field.
(Sca"ri*ose Sca"ri*ous) , a. [F. scarieux, NL. scariosus. Cf. Scary.] (Bot.) Thin, dry, membranous,
and not green. Gray.
(Scar`la*ti"na) n. [NL.: cf. F. scarlatine. See Scarlet.] (Med.) Scarlet fever. Scar`la*ti"nal
a. Scar*lat"i*nous a.