Scarp

   SCARP, an isle, in the parish of Harris, district of Lewis, county of Inverness; containing 129 inhabitants. This is a high conical rocky isle, consisting of a solid mountain, of which the diameter is about three miles. It lies on the western side of Harris, at the entrance of Loch Resort, and is separated from the main land of the parish by a narrow sound to which it gives name, somewhat less than a mile broad at high water.

A Topographical dictionary of Scotland. . 1856.

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  • Scarp — Géographie Pays  Royaume Uni Archipel Hébrides extérieures Locali …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Scarp — may mean:* Scarp, Scotland, an island in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland * Scarp (fortification) with a counterscarp, the inner and outer sides of a ditch * SS 9 Scarp, the NATO reporting name for the R 36 ICBM * the steeper side of an escarpment… …   Wikipedia

  • Scarp — Scarp, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Scarped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Scarping}.] To cut down perpendicularly, or nearly so; as, to scarp the face of a ditch or a rock. [1913 Webster] From scarped cliff and quarried stone. Tennyson. [1913 Webster] Sweep ruins… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scarp — [skärp] n. [It scarpa, a scarp, slope < Goth * skrapa, akin to OE scræf, cave, hollow < IE * (s)kerb(h) , var. of base * (s)ker , to cut > SHEAR] 1. a steep slope; specif., an escarpment or cliff extending along the edge of a plateau,… …   English World dictionary

  • Scarp — Scarp, n. [Aphetic form of {Escarp}.] 1. (Fort.) The slope of the ditch nearest the parapet; the escarp. [1913 Webster] 2. A steep descent or declivity. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scarp — Scarp, n. [OF. escharpe. See 2d {Scarf}.] (Her.) A band in the same position as the bend sinister, but only half as broad as the latter. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scarp — SCARP, scarpi, s.m. (înv.) Pantof de damă uşor, pantof de casă. – Din it. scarpa. Trimis de IoanSoleriu, 19.07.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  scarp s. m., pl. scarpi Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic …   Dicționar Român

  • scarp — ► NOUN ▪ a very steep bank or slope; an escarpment. ► VERB ▪ cut or erode so as to form a scarp. ORIGIN Italian scarpa …   English terms dictionary

  • scarp´er|er — scarp|er «SKAHR puhr», intransitive verb. British Slang. to run away; go away; leave in a hurry: »A raft of people got the wind up and scarpered for foreign climes (Punch). ╂[apparently < Italian scappare escape] –scarp´er|er, noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • scarp|er — «SKAHR puhr», intransitive verb. British Slang. to run away; go away; leave in a hurry: »A raft of people got the wind up and scarpered for foreign climes (Punch). ╂[apparently < Italian scappare escape] –scarp´er|er, noun …   Useful english dictionary

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