Scarifier

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Scarifier (Agric) An implement for stripping and loosening the soil, without bringing up a fresh surface. "You have your scarifiers to make the ground clean."
    • Scarifier One who scarifies.
    • Scarifier (Surg) The instrument used for scarifying.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n scarifier One who scarifies, either literally or figuratively.
    • n scarifier An instrument used for scarifying.
    • n scarifier In agriculture, a form of cultivator with prongs, used for stirring the soil without reversing its surface or altering its form. Such implements are also called hasps, scufflers, and grubbers.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Scarifier one who scarifies: an instrument used for scarifying the soil, esp. a grubber with prongs
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. scarifier—L. scarificāre, -ātum—Gr. skariphasthai—skariphos, an etching tool.

Usage

In literature:

In many instances, simply scarifying the ground has been found a sufficient preparation for the seed.
"Clovers and How to Grow Them" by Thomas Shaw
It was a scarifying experience.
"With Our Army in Palestine" by Antony Bluett
One of his feet was scarified and bleeding, and the other only a little better.
"Two Boys in Wyoming" by Edward S. Ellis
In like manner each group of people possesses its scarifier, who by practice becomes adept.
"Negritos of Zambales" by William Allan Reed
Scarified: a surface with irregular depressions, as if clawed or scratched.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
Tito was ready, and scarified the epigram to Scala's content.
"Romola" by George Eliot
It had been proposed to scarify her legs, but the proposition was not acceded to.
"An Account of the Foxglove and some of its Medical Uses" by William Withering
He sent me many messages of condolence, and the rather unpleasant advice to be cupped and scarified.
"A Confederate Girl's Diary" by Sarah Margan Dawson
As for aches, and settled pains in the joints or limbs, they use caustics and scarifying.
"The Surprising Adventures of Bampfylde Moore Carew King of the Beggars; containing his Life, a Dictionary of the Cant Language, and many Entertaining Particulars of that Extraordinary Man" by Unknown
When the soil has weathered a few weeks, the scarifier or cultivator should be run over it once monthly until May.
"The Cauliflower" by A. A. Crozier
These vessels are embellished by painting, incising, or scarifying and by modeling in relief.
"Ancient art of the province of Chiriqui, Colombia" by William Henry Holmes
They use sucking in sores frequently, and scarifying, which, like the Mexicans, they perform with a rattlesnake's tooth.
"The History of Virginia, in Four Parts" by Robert Beverley
His face was shaven to a bitter degree; in spots it was scarified.
"Ewing\'s Lady" by Harry Leon Wilson
Lord Hervey had been scarified.
"English Lands Letters and Kings" by Donald G. Mitchell
I scarified him, and inflicted many a scar on my own pride in the process; and apparently he remained invulnerable.
"The Claw" by Cynthia Stockley
But sometimes the Hardness is so obstinate, that this cannot be mollified any other Way, than by scarifying the Edges with a Lancet.
"Advice to the people in general, with regard to their health" by Samuel Auguste David Tissot
Swift is in the same class, but Swift enjoyed scarifying his Yahoos.
"Unicorns" by James Huneker
Sometimes it may be necessary to scarify the gums, or to apply leeches to them.
"Popular Technology, Vol. I (of 2)" by Edward Hazen
And were not these instances enough to scarify any man's imagination, and shiver his every nerve?
"The Catholic World. Volume II; Numbers 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12." by E. Rameur
All the hair had been shaved from my head, and my temples had been scarified all over.
"The White Rose of Memphis" by William C. Falkner
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In poetry:

You will follow the bare scarified breast
Nor will you be weary of calling my name, nor too weary
To place the last kiss on my lips
When the Syrian onyx is broken.
"Homage To Sextus Propertius - VI" by Ezra Pound
The pale young man he comes to me.
"Ah, friend," he says, "how now?
Your lips are clean, I'm pleased to see,
An' you 'ave kep' your vow!"
"Me lips is bonzer," I replied.
"But, 'struth, me throat is scarified!"
"The Invalid" by C J Dennis

In news:

She has some hilarious and fairly scarifying stories from the deepest vaults of the sperm bank — tales from the crypt — and many of them involve people or their products not smelling so nice.
Pavement marking removal Pavement milling and rehab Concrete milling and rehab Scarifier Can be made for any kind of skid steer cold planer.
General Equipment Co. First introduced nearly 35 years ago, small surface planers (scarifiers) have seen their acceptance and use on municipal maintenance projects grow significantly.
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