Sculptured tortoise(Zoöl.), a common North American wood tortoise The shell is marked with strong grooving and ridges which resemble sculptured figures.

(Sculp`tur*esque") a. After the manner of sculpture; resembling, or relating to, sculpture.

(Scum) n. [Of Scand. origin; cf. Dan. & Sw. skum, Icel. skum, LG. schum, D. schuim, OHG. scum, G. schaum; probably from a root meaning, to cover. &radic158. Cf. Hide skin, Meerschaum, Skim, v., Sky.]

1. The extraneous matter or impurities which rise to the surface of liquids in boiling or fermentation, or which form on the surface by other means; also, the scoria of metals in a molten state; dross.

Some to remove the scum as it did rise.

2. refuse; recrement; anything vile or worthless.

The great and innocent are insulted by the scum and refuse of the people.

(Scum), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Scummed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Scumming ]

1. To take the scum from; to clear off the impure matter from the surface of; to skim.

You that scum the molten lead.
Dryden & Lee.

2. To sweep or range over the surface of. [Obs.]

Wandering up and down without certain seat, they lived by scumming those seas and shores as pirates.

Sculptile to Scutibranchiata

(Sculp"tile) a. [L. sculptilis. See Sculptor.] Formed by carving; graven; as, sculptile images. [Obs.] Sir T. Browne.

(Sculp"tor) n. [L. sculptor, fr. sculpere, sculptum, to carve; cf. scalpere to cut, carve, scratch, and Gr. to carve: cf. F. sculpteur.]

1. One who sculptures; one whose occupation is to carve statues, or works of sculpture.

2. Hence, an artist who designs works of sculpture, his first studies and his finished model being usually in a plastic material, from which model the marble is cut, or the bronze is cast.

(Sculp"tress) n. A female sculptor.

(Sculp"tur*al) a. Of or pertaining to sculpture. G. Eliot.

(Sculp"ture) n. [L. sculptura: cf. F. sculpture.]

1. The art of carving, cutting, or hewing wood, stone, metal, etc., into statues, ornaments, etc., or into figures, as of men, or other things; hence, the art of producing figures and groups, whether in plastic or hard materials.

2. Carved work modeled of, or cut upon, wood, stone, metal, etc.

There, too, in living sculpture, might be seen
The mad affection of the Cretan queen.

(Sculp"ture) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sculptured ; p. pr. & vb. n. Sculpturing.] To form with the chisel on, in, or from, wood, stone, or metal; to carve; to engrave.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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