Definitions

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  • n. Harm or injury (see scathe).
  • v. Archaic form of scathe.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Harm; damage; injury; hurt; waste; misfortune.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An erroneous spelling of scathe.

Etymologies

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Variant of scathe.

Examples

  • The largest such site, Rate MyProfessors. com, currently has 207,000 evaluations of teachers at 4,000 colleges in the United States, including several scath-ing reviews of one apparently soporific professor at the University of Delaware.

    HOW THE WEB BINDS COLLEGE LIFE

  • He is in MY domain: therein shall he receive no scath!

    Thus spake Zarathustra; A book for all and none

  • Suddenly the manager's boy put his insolent black head in the doorway, and said in a tone of scath - ing contempt:

    Heart of Darkness

  • I heard a scath - ing murmur at my ear, ‘Heap of muffs -- go to.’

    Heart of Darkness

  • We don't find Achilles any the less interesting because we doubt the ability of any degenerate modern to calmly destroy such outnumbering hosts of his fellow beings, and send such a throng of warrior souls to hades without scath or scar to his invulnerable self.

    The Continental Monthly, Vol III, Issue VI, June, 1863 Devoted to Literature and National Policy

  • Cleanse me, ye stars, from earthly soil and scath—

    Quotations

  • "Alack, and my lute hath taken sore scath of a sword-thrust!"

    The Geste of Duke Jocelyn

  • "How is a man to take aim with these fool's toys, and how can he hope to do scath with them?"

    The White Company

  • "I have a love for you, Gaston, and I would not bring your house into ill repute, nor do such scath to these walls and chattels as must befall if two such men as this Englishman and I fall to work here."

    The White Company

  • I will not say that we have not wrought great scath upon France, but women and children have been safe from us.

    The White Company

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