Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In metal-working, the process of roughing out tools on a dry grindstone before they are hardened and tempered. It is so called from the great heat produced.
- Burning; torrid; very hot.
- Causing a sensation as of burning; stinging; hence, figuratively, bitterly sarcastic or upbraiding; caustic: scathing.
- n. Fast riding on a bicycle or in a motor-car.
- n. The injury caused to tender bark or leaves of plants by excessive heat of the sun. See firing, 7.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Burning; parching or shriveling with heat.
- adj. sufficiently hot to cause scorching.
- adv. capable of causing burns
- adj. hot and dry enough to burn or parch a surface
“Whether in scorching heat or foggy gloom, driving along the Pacific Coast Highway toward Pepperdine University in Malibu is always a pleasure.”
“Last June, walking past one such restaurant whose kitchen extends to the sidewalk, I saw a dozen or so men huddled within scorching distance of giant cauldrons in which meat and potatoes simmered.”
“The Tour is a three-week slog through the sometimes flat and often hilly French countryside, usually in scorching July temperatures.”
“And considering the amount of energy needed to keep a man made iceberg under 32 degrees in scorching summers on the Persian Gulf, it’s almost amusing to hear Blue Crystal touted as sustainable.”
“There’s no question that Bugliosi succeeds in scorching the CT terrain with ferocious, even definitive, plausibility.”
“An electric frisson of awareness ran through her whenever she recalled the scorching golden glitter of his eyes.”
“Boston-based artist Leah Giberson's paintings recall scorching hot summers in suburbs all over America and celebrate the seeming ordinariness of their landscape.”
“While Marin's assessment is described as scorching, condemning as it does the law's lack of transparency and anti-democratic nature, one glaring shortcoming is its failure to censure both Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair and Premier McGuinty for having lied to the public.”
“Thursday was described as a scorching hot and windy day on Mount Arafat.”
“The Tory's duty is to point out 'scorching' as and when it happens - else they be landed with the blame when they take office.”
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