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Scarp  v. t.  (past & past part. scarped; pres. part. scarping)  To cut down perpendicularly, or nearly so; as, to scarp the face of a ditch or a rock. "From scarped cliff and quarried stone." "Sweep ruins from the scarped mountain."

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"Scarp" Quotes from Famous Books

... rate, she was married to William Scarp, a fellow-clerk in Minot Brothers—wholesale wool. Addie represented that Mr. Scarp was of excellent Southern blood from somewhere in North Carolina. It is needless to enter into that nebulous question. He was earning thirty dollars a week with Minot Brothers when they became engaged and ...
— Clark's Field • Robert Herrick

... went so high in the Scottish capital that he ran the risk of being torn to pieces by the populace. In one riot of which he gives an account, his lodging was beset, and for a time he was in as much peril "as a grenadier on a counter-scarp." Still he went on writing pamphlets, and lobbying members of Parliament. Owing to his intimate knowledge of all matters relating to trade, he also "had the honour to be frequently sent for into the several Committees of Parliament which were appointed to state some difficult points ...
— Daniel Defoe • William Minto

... divisions and two French. On the 30th of August the sector was established and preparations made for the offensive, the first step in which was to be the wiping out of the St. Mihiel salient. This salient had existed since 1914, when the Germans, failing to storm the scarp protecting Verdun on the east, had driven a wedge across the lower heights to the south. The elimination of this wedge would have great moral effect; it would free the Paris-Nancy railway from artillery fire; and would assure Pershing an excellent base for attack ...
— Woodrow Wilson and the World War - A Chronicle of Our Own Times. • Charles Seymour

Words linked to "Scarp" :   protective embankment, slope, munition, fortification, escarpment, side

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