scar

Definitions

  • Near the foundation of the probable bake shop, a pair of kilns once served for slaking lime, and perhaps for firing pottery. Between the kilns was a flame-scarred pit containing evidence of ironworking and the roasting of bog ore for iron
    Near the foundation of the probable bake shop, a pair of kilns once served for slaking lime, and perhaps for firing pottery. Between the kilns was a flame-scarred pit containing evidence of ironworking and the roasting of bog ore for iron
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v scar mark with a scar "The skin disease scarred his face permanently"
    • n scar an indication of damage
    • n scar a mark left (usually on the skin) by the healing of injured tissue
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Doctors in Canada use an adhesive similar to Krazy Glue instead of stitches, lowering the possibility of bacterial infection and minimizing scarring
    • n Scar (Zoöl) A marine food fish, the scarus, or parrot fish.
    • Scar A mark in the skin or flesh of an animal, made by a wound or ulcer, and remaining after the wound or ulcer is healed; a cicatrix; a mark left by a previous injury; a blemish; a disfigurement. "This earth had the beauty of youth, . . . and not a wrinkle, scar , or fracture on all its body."
    • Scar (Bot) A mark left upon a stem or branch by the fall of a leaf, leaflet, or frond, or upon a seed by the separation of its support. See Illust. under Axillary.
    • n Scar An isolated or protruding rock; a steep, rocky eminence; a bare place on the side of a mountain or steep bank of earth. "O sweet and far, from cliff and scar ,
      The horns of Elfland faintly blowing."
    • v. i Scar To form a scar.
    • v. t Scar To mark with a scar or scars. "Yet I'll not shed her blood;
      Nor scar that whiter skin of hers than snow."
      "His cheeks were deeply scarred ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n scar A mark in the skin or flesh made by a wound, burn, or ulcer, and remaining after the wound, burn, or ulcer is healed; a cicatrix.
    • n scar Figuratively, any mark resulting from injury, material or moral.
    • n scar A spot worn by long use, as by the limpet.
    • n scar In botany, a mark on a stem or branch seen after the fall of a leaf, or on a seed after the separation of its stalk. See hilum.
    • n scar In conchology, an impression left by the insertion of a muscle; a ciborium; an eye. In bivalve shells the principal scars are those left by the adductor muscles, which in most species are two in number, an anterior and a posterior, but in others only one, which is subcentral; other scars are left by the muscles which move the foot. See cut under ciborium.
    • n scar In entomology, a definite, often prominent, space on the anterior face of the mandibles of rhynchophorous beetles of the family Otiorhynchidæ. It indicates the deciduous piece or cusp which falls off soon after the insect attains its perfect state. See deciduous.
    • n scar In founding, a weak or imperfect place in a casting, due to some fault in the metal.
    • scar To mark with a scar or scars; hence, to wound or hurt.
    • scar To become scarred; form a scar.
    • n scar A naked, detached rock.
    • n scar A cliff; a precipitous bank; a bare and broken place on the side of a hill or mountain.
    • n scar The word enters into many place-names in Great Britain, as Scarborough, Scarcliff, etc.
    • scar Same as scare.
    • n scar A scaroid fish. See Scarus.
    • n scar A manufacturers' name for lumps or cakes of imperfectly fused ferrous sulphid which form in the burning of iron pyrites in making sulphuric acid, due to an insufficient supply of air to the burners. The formation of scars involves waste of sulphur which fails to be fully burned off.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Scar skär the mark left by a wound or sore: any mark or blemish: a cicatrice: :
    • v.t Scar to mark with a scar
    • v.i Scar to become scarred:—pr.p. scar′ring; pa.t. and pa.p. scarred
    • n Scar skär a precipitous bank or rock: a bare rocky place on the side of a hill
    • n Scar skär (fig.) any mark resulting from injury, material or moral
    • n Scar skär (bot.) a mark on a stem after the fall of a leaf: in shells, an impression left by the insertion of a muscle: in founding, an imperfect place in a casting: a disfigurement
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Quotations

  • Elbert Hubbard
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    “God will not look you over for medal, degrees or diplomas, but for scars.”
  • Source Unknown
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    “If you're starting to look wrinkled, don't worry. It covers the scars.”
  • King Jr. Martin Luther
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    “Yes, I see the Church as the body of Christ. But, oh! How we have blemished and scarred that body through social neglect and through fear of being nonconformists.”
  • D.A. Battista
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    “The scars you acquire while exercising courage will never make you feel inferior.”
  • Robert H. Schuller
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    “Turn your scars into stars”
  • Herbert N. Casson
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    “Every winner has scars.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. escare, F. eschare, an eschar, a dry slough (cf. It. & Sp. escara,), L. eschara, fr. Gr. hearth, fireplace, scab, eschar. Cf. Eschar
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. escare—L. eschara—Gr. eschara, a scar produced by burning.

Usage

In literature:

Distinguishing marks, a small star-shaped scar on left cheek, slightly drags left foot in walking.
"The Shrieking Pit" by Arthur J. Rees
Bart felt that the old, scarred Lhari could read his fear.
"The Colors of Space" by Marion Zimmer Bradley
Baldinanza, grizzled and scarred as he was, took a quick breath and glanced at Rocca Rossa.
"Little Novels of Italy" by Maurice Henry Hewlett
Strong noticed that the scar-faced man paid for them and smiled to himself.
"On the Trail of the Space Pirates" by Carey Rockwell
A deep scar on the bridge of his nose showed that he had not passed through these savage countries scathless.
"Hudson Bay" by R.M. Ballantyne
His mouth was surrounded by many small white scars.
"Planet of the Damned" by Harry Harrison
The covering dropped from the shoulder, exposing the brilliant scar.
"Tess of the Storm Country" by Grace Miller White
A trestled board, much scarred and hacked, ran down the centre of the room, flanked by rows of stone stools.
"Nicanor - Teller of Tales" by C. Bryson Taylor
Schroeder claimed to be twenty-four but not even the scars on his face could make him look more than twenty-one.
"Space Prison" by Tom Godwin
Massa Dick ain't good ter us, an' on my arm hyar, jist above de elbow am a big scar dis day whar he whupped me wid a cowhide.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Various
Oh, Scar, look there!
"Crown and Sceptre" by George Manville Fenn
Clergymen don't have scars on their cheekses as I knows of.
"The Bishop's Secret" by Fergus Hume
And thereupon the little scar on her temple, deftly concealed under the soft, bright hair, began to smart and throb.
"The History of Sir Richard Calmady" by Lucas Malet
One side of her face was marked by a dreadful red scar.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1909 to 1922" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
The scar had upset the young men he was interviewing; most had stared for a few seconds, then looked away.
"The Alembic Plot" by Ann Wilson
The peculiar mark by which I shall know it again if I see it was a scar extending clear across the back.
"Boy Scouts in the North Sea" by G. Harvey Ralphson
His eyes glittered; a wide scar on his forehead stood out whitely.
"The Girl and The Bill" by Bannister Merwin
One day when she wuz washing her husband's back she seen a scar on his back.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States, From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
The scar the prick made is always there, but it's different with Waynefleet.
"The Greater Power" by Harold Bindloss
This morning as he rode about his duty the scar left by Jim Wilder's knife in his cheek never had appeared so prominent.
"The Duke Of Chimney Butte" by G. W. Ogden
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In poetry:

I would not turn for the thunderclap
Or the face of the woman who bore me,
With her battered badge still scarring my cap,
And the drums of defeat before me.
"The Retort Discourteous" by Stephen Vincent Benet
"Sinister-wise across the fair gold ground!
Here let me tell you what a knight you are,
O sword and shield of Arthur! you are found
A crooked sword, I think, that leaves a scar
"King Arthur's Tomb" by William Morris
For me, the sordid cares in which I dwell,
Shrink and consume my heart, as heat the scroll;
And wrath has left its scar--that fire of hell
Has left its frightful scar upon my soul.
"The Future Life" by William Cullen Bryant
Again the clash is East, the Gates are barred.
The rolling echoes of of Troy arise
With trebled sound: its weary threshold scarred
With scattered dead once more, and wild with cries.
"Again the Clash is East" by Leon Gellert
Under deeper skies than mine,
Quiet valleys dip and shine.
Where their tender grasses heal
Ancient scars of trench and tomb
I shall never walk: nor kneel
Where the bones of poets bloom.
"Hearthside" by Dorothy Parker
But now shalt thou tell, while I eagerly listen,
Of each bold adventure, and every brave scar;
And trust me, I'll smile, though my een they may glisten;
For sweet after danger's the tale of the war.
"Wandering Willie" by Sir Walter Scott

In news:

Rudolph Triebel, Richard Schmidt, óscar Martínez Mozos, Wolfram Burgard.
Richard Carmona arrived in Washington a political novice in 2002 and left four years later scarred and frustrated.
Incisionless surgery' means no pills, no scars.
The few surviving fruit in the area are somewhat scarred, but tasty.
Scar Hijuelos has made the gutsy decision to follow up his Pulitzer Prize-winning 1989 novel with something like its opposite.
Surgery used to mean a big operation that left a large scar.
Clemson's Rodriguez overcomes battle scars.
You won't even be able to see a scar by the time the convention arrives.
'There's a lot of scar tissue there'.
Nick Johnson's MRI shows only scar tissue in right wrist.
Solutions for c-section scar tissue : how plastic surgery can fix bad scarring post-childbirth.
A c-section scar revision can reduce bad scarring post-childbirth.
Scientists say they can convert scar tissue into muscle.
In Cape Town, Apartheid 's Scars Run Deep.
The wound is healing but the scar still can be seen in this photo.
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In science:

In particular, the scarring results of Faure-Nonnemacher- de Bi`evre [FNB] and the variance results of Kurlberg-Rudnick [KR] and Schubert [Schu3] are very relevant to the scarring and variance results we present in the Riemannian setting.
Recent developments in mathematical Quantum Chaos
This is one of the fundamental obstacles to understanding whether or how scarring occurs in the Riemannian case.
Recent developments in mathematical Quantum Chaos
For a sparse sequence of Planck constants k , there exist eigenfunctions of the quantum cat map which partly scar on a hyperbolic fixed point (see Faure-Nonnenmacher-de Bi`evre [FNB]).
Recent developments in mathematical Quantum Chaos
The question we address in this section is the possible mass profile of such a scarring eigenfunction in a neighborhood of γ .
Recent developments in mathematical Quantum Chaos
And exceptional sequences ‘scarring’ on a certain 1-parameter family of periodic orbits exists for the Bunimovich stadium [Has].
Recent developments in mathematical Quantum Chaos
At this time, there are no known examples of sequences of eigenfunctions or quasi-modes for (M , g ) with ergodic geodesic flow that ‘weakly scar’ along a hyperbolic closed orbit γ and no results prohibiting them.
Recent developments in mathematical Quantum Chaos
Before considering possible mass profiles of eigenfunctions scarring on hyperbolic closed geodesics, let us recall the opposite and much better known case of scarring of Gaussian beams along elliptic closed geodesics on surfaces [Ra, Ra2, B.B].
Recent developments in mathematical Quantum Chaos
This allows scarring sequences along a hyperbolic orbit to occur, it just limits the rate at which the mass concentrates near γ .
Recent developments in mathematical Quantum Chaos
An obvious question at this point is whether there are any examples of (M , g ), with any type of geodesic flow, possessing a sequence of eigenfunctions scarring on a closed hyperbolic orbit.
Recent developments in mathematical Quantum Chaos
The mass profile of scarring eigenfunctions near a hyperbolic in the completely integrable case is studied in [CVP] on tubes of fixed radius and in [NV, TZ2] on tubes of shrinking radius.
Recent developments in mathematical Quantum Chaos
Thus, the mass profile of such scarring integrable eigenfunctions only differs by the numerical factor (1 − 2δ) from the mass profile of Gaussian beams.
Recent developments in mathematical Quantum Chaos
It makes an interesting comparison to the situation discussed later on of possible scarring in the Anosov case.
Recent developments in mathematical Quantum Chaos
Yet, in the “cat map” analogue, there do exist scarring eigenfunctions [FNB, FN] for a special sparse sequence of Planck constants.
Recent developments in mathematical Quantum Chaos
This led us, in particular, to a simple result concerning the formation of pre-scarred surfaces2.
On emerging scarred surfaces for the Einstein vacuum equations
The proof relies on a natural modification of the proof in theorem 1.14 and is discussed in section 5. (3) We give a large class of critical, sufficient conditions on the initial data, which lead to the formation of pre-scarred surfaces.
On emerging scarred surfaces for the Einstein vacuum equations
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