Scoley to Scoria
(Sco*ley") v. i. [Cf. OF. escoler to teach. See School.] To go to school; to study. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(||Sco`li*o"sis) n. [NL., fr. Gr. skolio`s crooked.] (Med.) A lateral curvature of the spine.
(||Scol"i*thus) n. [NL., fr. Gr. skw`lhx a worm + li`qos a stone.] (Paleon.) A tubular structure
found in Potsdam sandstone, and believed to be the fossil burrow of a marine worm.
(Scol"lop) n. & v. See Scallop.
(Scol`o*pa"cine) a. [L. scolopax a snipe, Gr. .] (Zoöl.) Of or pertaining to the Scolopacidæ,
or Snipe family.
(||Scol`o*pen"dra) n. [L., a kind of multiped, fr. Gr. .]
1. (Zoöl.) A genus of venomous myriapods including the centipeds. See Centiped.
2. A sea fish. [R.] Spenser.
(Scol`o*pen"drine) a. (Zoöl.) Like or pertaining to the Scolopendra.
(Scol"y*tid) n. [Gr. to cut short.] (Zoöl.) Any one of numerous species of small bark-boring
beetles of the genus Scolytus and allied genera. Also used adjectively.
(||Scom"ber) n. [L., a mackerel, Gr. .] (Zoöl.) A genus of acanthopterygious fishes which
includes the common mackerel.
(Scom"ber*oid) a. & n. [Cf. F. scombéroïde.] (Zoöl.) Same as Scombroid.
(||Scom`bri*for"mes) n. pl. [NL.] (Zoöl.) A division of fishes including the mackerels,
tunnies, and allied fishes.
(Scom"broid) a. [Scomber + -oid.] (Zoöl.) Like or pertaining to the Mackerel family. n.
Any fish of the family Scombridæ, of which the mackerel (Scomber) is the type.
(Scom"fish) (skom"fish or skum"- ), v. t. & i. To suffocate or stifle; to smother. [Scot. & Prov.
(Scom"fit) n. & v. Discomfit. [Obs.]
(Scomm) n. [L. scomma a taunt, jeer, scoff, Gr. fr. to mock, scoff at.]
1. A buffoon. [Obs.] L'Estrange.
2. A flout; a jeer; a gibe; a taunt. [Obs.] Fotherby.
(Sconce) n. [D. schans, OD. schantse, perhaps from OF. esconse a hiding place, akin to
esconser to hide, L. absconsus, p. p. of abscondere. See Abscond, and cf. Ensconce, Sconce
1. A fortification, or work for defense; a fort.
No sconce or fortress of his raising was ever known either to have been forced, or yielded up, or quitted.Milton.
2. A hut for protection and shelter; a stall.
One that . . . must raise a sconce by the highway and sell switches.Beau. & Fl.