9 letter word starting with sca

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scagliola noun An imitation of any veined and ornamental stone, as marble, formed by a substratum of finely ground gypsum mixed with glue, the surface of which, while soft, is variegated with splinters of marble, spar, granite, etc., and subsequently colored and polished.
scaldfish noun A European flounder (Arnoglossus laterna, or Psetta arnoglossa); — called also megrim, and smooth sole.
scaleback noun Any one of numerous species of marine annelids of the family Polynoidae, and allies, which have two rows of scales, or elytra, along the back. See Illust. under Chaetopoda.
scalebeam noun The lever or beam of a balance; the lever of a platform scale, to which the poise for weighing is applied., A weighing apparatus with a sliding weight, resembling a steelyard.
scaleless adjective Destitute of scales.
scaliness noun The state of being scaly; roughness.
scalloped imp. & past participle of Scallop, Furnished with a scallop; made or done with or in a scallop., Having the edge or border cut or marked with segments of circles. See Scallop, n., 2., Baked in a scallop; cooked with crumbs.
scalloper noun One who fishes for scallops.
scambling present participle & vb. noun of Scamble
scamillus noun A sort of second plinth or block, below the bases of Ionic and Corinthian columns, generally without moldings, and of smaller size horizontally than the pedestal.
scampavia noun A long, low war galley used by the Neapolitans and Sicilians in the early part of the nineteenth century.
scampered imp. & past participle of Scamper
scamperer noun One who scampers.
scansores noun pl. An artifical group of birds formerly regarded as an order. They are distributed among several orders by modern ornithologists.
scantling adjective Not plentiful; small; scanty., A fragment; a bit; a little piece., A piece or quantity cut for a special purpose; a sample., A small quantity; a little bit; not much., A piece of timber sawed or cut of a small size, as for studs, rails, etc., The dimensions of a piece of timber with regard to its breadth and thickness; hence, the measure or dimensions of anything., A rough draught; a rude sketch or outline., A frame for casks to lie upon; a trestle.
scantness noun The quality or condition of being scant; narrowness; smallness; insufficiency; scantiness.
scapegoat noun A goat upon whose head were symbolically placed the sins of the people, after which he was suffered to escape into the wilderness., Hence, a person or thing that is made to bear blame for others.
scapeless adjective Destitute of a scape.
scapement verb Same as Escapement, 3.
scaphopda noun pl. A class of marine cephalate Mollusca having a tubular shell open at both ends, a pointed or spadelike foot for burrowing, and many long, slender, prehensile oral tentacles. It includes Dentalium, or the tooth shells, and other similar shells. Called also Prosopocephala, and Solenoconcha.
scapiform adjective Resembling a scape, or flower stem.
scapolite noun A grayish white mineral occuring in tetragonal crystals and in cleavable masses. It is essentially a silicate of alumina and soda.
scapulary noun A loose sleeveless vestment falling in front and behind, worn by certain religious orders and devout persons., The name given to two pieces of cloth worn under the ordinary garb and over the shoulders as an act of devotion., A bandage passing over the shoulder to support it, or to retain another bandage in place., Same as Scapular, a., Same as 2d and 3d Scapular.
scaraboid adjective Of or pertaining to the family Scarabaeidae, an extensive group which includes the Egyptian scarab, the tumbledung, and many similar lamellicorn beetles., A scaraboid beetle.
scarecrow noun Anything set up to frighten crows or other birds from cornfields; hence, anything terifying without danger., A person clad in rags and tatters., The black tern.
scarefire noun An alarm of fire., A fire causing alarm.
scarfskin noun See Epidermis.
scarifier noun One who scarifies., The instrument used for scarifying., An implement for stripping and loosening the soil, without bringing up a fresh surface.
scarified imp. & past participle of Scarify
scathless adjective Unharmed.
scattered imp. & past participle of Scatter, Dispersed; dissipated; sprinkled, or loosely spread., Irregular in position; having no regular order; as, scattered leaves.
scavenger verb A person whose employment is to clean the streets of a city, by scraping or sweeping, and carrying off the filth. The name is also applied to any animal which devours refuse, carrion, or anything injurious to health.