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Aphetic form of escarp. Doublet of sharp.

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scarp (plural scarps)

  1. The steep artificial slope below a fort's parapet.
  2. (geology) A cliff at the edge of a plateau or ridge caused by erosion or faulting; the steeper side of an escarpment.
    • 2014, Paul Salopek, Blessed. Cursed. Claimed., National Geographic (December 2014)[1]
      Sweating under the sun, we scale the barren eastern scarp of the Great Rift Valley (Area B), edging carefully around controversial, razor-wired Israeli settlements (Area C).
  3. (heraldry) Obsolete spelling of scarpe, scrape.
    • 1673, Matthew Carter, Honor Redivivus: Or, The Analysis of Honor and Armory, page 211:
      [...] as in the seventh, which is Argent a Scarp Azure.
    • 1724, John Guillim, A Display of Heraldry, page 38:
      He beareth Argent, a Scarp, Azure.

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scarp (third-person singular simple present scarps, present participle scarping, simple past and past participle scarped)

  1. (earth science, geography, transitive) to cut, scrape, erode, or otherwise make into a scarp or escarpment
    to scarp the face of a ditch or a rock
    • 1850, [Alfred, Lord Tennyson], In Memoriam, London: Edward Moxon, [], →OCLC, (please specify |part=Prologue or Rpilogue, or |canto=I to CXXIX):
      From scarped cliff and quarried stone
    • 1867, Ralph Waldo Emerson, “May-Day”, in May-Day and Other Pieces, Boston, Mass.: Ticknor and Fields, →OCLC, page 38:
      For thou, O Spring! canst renovate / All that high God did first create. / [] / Sweep ruins from the scarped mountain, / Cleanse the torrent at the fountain, []

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scarp m (plural scarpi)

  1. Obsolete form of scarpă.

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  • scarp in Academia Română, Micul dicționar academic, ediția a II-a, Bucharest: Univers Enciclopedic, 2010. →ISBN