• WordNet 3.6
    • v scarf wrap in or adorn with a scarf
    • v scarf unite by a scarf joint
    • v scarf masturbate while strangling oneself
    • n scarf a garment worn around the head or neck or shoulders for warmth or decoration
    • n scarf a joint made by notching the ends of two pieces of timber or metal so that they will lock together end-to-end
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Scarf skärf A cormorant.
    • n Scarf An article of dress of a light and decorative character, worn loosely over the shoulders or about the neck or the waist; a light shawl or handkerchief for the neck; also, a cravat; a neckcloth. "Put on your hood and scarf .""With care about the banners, scarves , and staves."
    • n Scarf In a piece which is to be united to another by a scarf joint, the part of the end or edge that is tapered off, rabbeted, or notched so as to be thinner than the rest of the piece.
    • Scarf To dress with a scarf, or as with a scarf; to cover with a loose wrapping.
    • v. t Scarf To form a scarf on the end or edge of, as for a joint in timber, metal rods, etc.
    • Scarf To throw on loosely; to put on like a scarf. "My sea-gown scarfed about me."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n scarf A cut; notch; groove; channel.
    • n scarf In carpentry, a joint by which the ends of two pieces of timber are united so as to form a continuous piece; also, the part cut away from each of two pieces of timber to be joined together longitudinally, so that the corresponding ends may fit together in an even joint. (Different scarf-joints are shown in the accompanying cut.) The joint is secured by bolts and straps.
    • n scarf In metal-working, the flattened or chamfered edges of iron prepared for union by welding or brazing, as in the brazing together of the two ends of a band-saw.
    • scarf In carpentry, to cut a scarf in; unite by means of a scarf. See scarf, n., 2.
    • scarf To flense, flay, or remove the skin and blubber from (a whale); cut off from a whale with the spade, as blubber; spade; cut in.
    • n scarf A band of some fine material used as a decorative accessory to costume, and sometimes put to practical use, as for muffling the head and face. The narrow mantle worn by women about 1830 to 1840 was of the nature of a scarf.
    • n scarf A band of warm and soft material, as knitted or crocheted worsted, worn around the neck and head in cold weather.
    • n scarf A cravat so worn that it covers the bosom of the shirt, whether it is passed through a ring, or tied in a knot, or put together in a permanent shape and fastened with a hook and eye or a similar appliance. See scarf-pin, scarf-ring.
    • n scarf In heraldry, same as banderole.
    • n scarf A long thin plate.
    • scarf To wrap around one, as in the manner of a scarf.
    • scarf To cover with or as if with a scarf.
    • n scarf The cormorant.
    • n scarf An obsolete variant of scarp.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Scarf skärf a light decorative piece of dress worn loosely on the shoulders or as a band about the neck: a light handkerchief for the neck: a cravat
    • v.t Scarf to cover, as if with a scarf
    • v.t Scarf skärf to join two pieces of timber endwise, so that they may appear to be used as one: to flay the skin from a whale
    • n Scarf in carpentry, a joint whose ends are united so as to form a continuous piece
    • n Scarf skärf the cormorant—(Scot.) Scart, Skart.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. OF. escharpe, a pilgrim's scrip, or wallet (hanging about the neck), F. écharpe, sash, scarf; probably from OHG. scharpe, pocket; also (from the French) Dan. skiærf,; Sw. skärp, Prov. G. schärfe, LG. scherf, G. schärpe,; and also AS. scearf, a fragment; possibly akin to E. scrip, a wallet. Cf. Scarp a scarf
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Ice. skarfr.


In literature:

Her shapely shoulders were half veiled by a gauze scarf on which were woven exquisite flowers.
"A Little Girl in Old Quebec" by Amanda Millie Douglas
Miss Trevor, in a white dress with a lace scarf on her dark, stately head, was well worth admiring.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1909 to 1922" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
A scarf or towel I could find at home.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, July 22, 1914" by Various
Accept from me this sun-scarf, which I have embroidered for you.
"The Tiger Hunter" by Mayne Reid
Dame Barbara snatched the silken scarf.
"Tabitha at Ivy Hall" by Ruth Alberta Brown
Martlet is quite right, and I shall prepare your scarf and feathers with my own hands.
"The Young Castellan" by George Manville Fenn
A lace scarf almost concealed her face.
"Black Oxen" by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
Another endeavoured to bayonet Charlie Scarfe.
"The Escape of a Princess Pat" by George Pearson
Around her waist she had knotted a crimson scarf.
"The Automobile Girls in the Berkshires" by Laura Dent Crane
She wrapped it up in her gauze scarf and carried it off as stealthily as a conspirator in a melodrama.
"The Silver Butterfly" by Mrs. Wilson Woodrow

In poetry:

"For love of her, to victory
He his brave squadron led,
Then broke his true heart, and her scarf
Pillowed his dying head.
"The Knight Of Normandy" by Marietta Holley
A heavy bracelet of your hair
Under the thrown-over scarf
(You'd do with guitar or a harp)
And your pale face, as pale as air.
"Terminal Silhouette" by Marina Ivanova Tsvetaeva
Gazing ever towards the summit,
Where the gleam of scarf and plume
Faded in the hazy distance,
Leaving her to prayer and gloom.
"The Legend Of The Iron Cross" by Mary Gardiner Horsford
Silvery scarf, her waist enwreathing,
Wafts a soft Sabaean balm;
Like a cloud of incense, breathing
Round the column of a palm:
"Lita of the Nile" by Richard Doddridge Blackmore
On spear and casque by gallants gent
Her sisters' scarfs were borne,
But never at tilt or tournament
Were Margaret's colours worn.
"The Reiver's Wedding" by Sir Walter Scott
"But what's this memorial?" with cheek deadly pale
His Editha falteringly cried:…
"This scarf from his bosom!"….he uttered no more,
For Editha sunk by his side.
"The Warrior's Return" by Amelia Opie

In news:

The Girl With the Red Scarf.
Damier Palmes silk and cotton scarf by Louis Vuitton, $655.
The pig is wearing a scarf.
Pocket -Scarf How-To Kids should decide whether they want two pockets or three, and if they want them to be equal widths or not.
Fold one end of the scarf up to the desired depth.
HHC Biel is selling a blue silk scarf with Patrick Kane's name and number on it.
Scarf measures 4-3/4x62 inches including puppets .
Scarf: 14 sts = 4 inches.
Purse -Stitch Scarf How-To.
", and "Om nom nom nom" left us think­ing all he did was scarf them down.
Every female over the age of nine is required to cover her hair with a scarf.
For example, I regret scarfing down that milkshakey-Reese's-thingy at Sonic last night at 10 p.m. Hoo boy, did I come to regret that.
Heidi Alvarez, a Las Vegas freshman at the College of Southern Nevada's West Charleston campus, adjusts her bag Tuesday as the wind whips her scarf around her.
How about a very cool pink scarf with the breast cancer awareness ribbon on it.
Worn for warmth or fashion, this scarf knits up in an afternoon.

In science:

The considered equations are directly related to some Schr¨odinger type equations (P¨oschl-Teller, Scarf, Morse, etc), and the defined special functions are related to the corresponding bound-state eigenfunctions. c(cid:13) Central European Science Journals.
Systems of orthogonal polynomials defined by hypergeometric type equations with application to quantum mechanics
Scarf: ”New soluble energy band problem”, textitPhys.
Systems of orthogonal polynomials defined by hypergeometric type equations with application to quantum mechanics
For a generic monomial ideal, the associated primes satisfy a saturated chain condition, and the Cohen-Macaulay property implies shellability for both the Scarf complex and the Stanley-Reisner complex.
Generic and Cogeneric Monomial Ideals
Theorem 1.5. A monomial ideal M is generic if and only if the fol lowing two hold: (a) The algebraic Scarf complex F∆M equals the minimal free resolution of S/M . (b) No variable xs appears with the same non-zero exponent in mi and mj for any edge {i, j } of the Scarf complex ∆M .
Generic and Cogeneric Monomial Ideals
For the Scarf complex of any monomial ideal, minimality is automatic since face labels aσ of ∆M are distinct.
Generic and Cogeneric Monomial Ideals