scalp

Part of speech: verb

To take the scalp from.

Part of speech: noun

The skin, or skin and hair, of the top of the skull.

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Usage examples "scalp":

  1. Gun- shot wounds of the scalp are usually associated with damage to the skull and brain. - "Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition.", Alexander Miles Alexis Thomson.
  2. " It is gone," he said in an amazed voice after feeling at his scalp. - "Allan and the Holy Flower", H. Rider Haggard.
  3. But we'll not burn more powder until we're pretty certain of fetching a scalp. - "Gold Seekers of '49", Edwin L. Sabin.