Scissors grinder(Zoöl.), the European goatsucker. [Prov. Eng.]

(Scis"sors*bill`) n. (Zoöl.) See Skimmer.

(Scis"sors*tail`) n. (Zoöl.) A tyrant flycatcher (Milvulus forficatus) of the Southern United States and Mexico, which has a deeply forked tail. It is light gray above, white beneath, salmon on the flanks, and fiery red at the base of the crown feathers.

(Scis"sors-tailed`) a. (Zoöl.) Having the outer feathers much the longest, the others decreasing regularly to the median ones.

(Scis"sure) n. [L. scissura, from scindere, scissum, to cut, split.] A longitudinal opening in a body, made by cutting; a cleft; a fissure. Hammond.

(Scit`a*min"e*ous) a. [NL. scitamineosus, fr. Scitamineae, fr. L. scitamentum a delicacy, dainty.] (Bot.) Of or pertaining to a natural order of plants mostly tropical herbs, including the ginger, Indian shot, banana, and the plants producing turmeric and arrowroot.

(Sci"u*rine) a. [Cf. F. sciurien. See Sciurus.] (Zoöl.) Of or pertaining to the Squirrel family.n. A rodent of the Squirrel family.

(Sci"u*roid) a. [Sciurus + -oid.] (Bot.) Resembling the tail of a squirrel; — generally said of branches which are close and dense, or of spikes of grass like barley.

(||Sci`u*ro*mor"pha) n. pl. [NL., fr. L. sciurus squirrel + Gr. morfh` form.] (Zoöl.) A tribe of rodents containing the squirrels and allied animals, such as the gophers, woodchucks, beavers, and others.

(||Sci*u"rus) n. [L., a squirrel, Gr. . See Squirrel.] (Zoöl.) A genus of rodents comprising the common squirrels.

(Sclaun"dre) n. Slander. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Sclav Sclave), n. Same as Slav.

(Sclav"ic) a. Same as Slavic.

(Sclav"ism) n. Same as Slavism.

(Scla*vo"nian) a. & n. Same as Slavonian.

(Scla*von"ic) a. Same as Slavonic.

(Sclen"der) a. Slender. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Scler"a*go`gy) n. [Gr. hard + a leading or training.] Severe discipline. [Obs.] Bp. Hacket.

(||Scle*re"ma) n. [NL., fr. Gr. sklhro`s hard.] (Med.) Induration of the cellular tissue.

(Scis"sors) n. pl. [OE. sisoures, OF. cisoires probably fr. LL. cisorium a cutting instrument, fr. L. caedere to cut. Cf. Chisel, Concise. The modern spelling is due to a mistaken derivation from L. scissor one who cleaves or divides, fr. scindere, scissum, to cut, split.] A cutting instrument resembling shears, but smaller, consisting of two cutting blades with handles, movable on a pin in the center, by which they are held together. Often called a pair of scissors. [Formerly written also cisors, cizars, and scissars.]

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