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Meaning of SCALPING

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Scalp"ing\ (sk[a^]lp"[i^]ng),
a. & n. from {Scalp}.

{Scalping iron} (Surg.), an instrument used in scraping foul
   and carious bones; a raspatory.

{Scalping knife}, a knife used by North American Indians in
   scalping.

 

 

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