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  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Scald-head a fungous parasitic disease of the scalp, favus
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary


In literature:

Would you wish me to shave my head and black my face, or disfigure myself with a burn, or a scald, or something of that sort?
"David Copperfield" by Charles Dickens
His head, neck, and shoulders were streaming with sweat, which scalded like boiling water.
"Quo Vadis" by Henryk Sienkiewicz
She trembled from head to foot; tears scalded her eyes, which, with a great effort, she kept back.
"Sparrows" by Horace W. C. Newte
It was Harek the scald, with his head broken.
"King Alfred's Viking" by Charles W. Whistler
Ef ye ever do another thing to 'Al-f-u-r-d' I'll scald all the hair off yer freckled head.
"Watch Yourself Go By" by Al. G. Field
And then, oh, how the sun did scald down onto me, and the wind took the smoke so into my face that there wasn't hardly a dry eye in my head.
"Little Masterpieces of American Wit and Humor" by Various
St. Agnan and St. Tignan, against scald head.
"Three Thousand Years of Mental Healing" by George Barton Cutten
A tear, followed by many scalding tears, fell upon her head, and rolled over her face and neck, down to the loaf on which she stood.
"Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen
The tinea, or scald head, and a leprous eruption, which often appears behind the ears, are different diseases.
"Zoonomia, Vol. II" by Erasmus Darwin
Draw off the vinegar, and return it scalding hot several times until the heads become tender.
"The Cauliflower" by A. A. Crozier
There is a pain upon the crown of my head, and my skull feels as if scalded.
"The Wild Huntress" by Mayne Reid
Whenever you put in fresh pickles, take out the head, wash and scald, dry, and return to place.
"Dishes & Beverages of the Old South" by Martha McCulloch Williams
Scald the skin off a fine head, clean it nicely, and take out the brains.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
Take a calf's head with the skin on; let it be perfectly well cleaned and scalded, if it is sent otherwise from the butcher's.
"The Lady's Own Cookery Book, and New Dinner-Table Directory;" by Charlotte Campbell Bury
They poured scalding water on the heads of the Frenchmen and Indians who ventured too near the walls.
"The "Adventurers of England" on Hudson Bay" by Agnes C. (Agnes Christina) Laut
This is used for ringworm, and scald head.
"The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness" by Florence Hartley
The silk lining she put in my travelling cap scalds my head.
"Letters of John Keats to His Family and Friends" by John Keats
I saw the head thrown back and the scalding liquor put to the lips.
"Latitude 19 degree" by Mrs. Schuyler Crowninshield
The silk lining she put in my travelling cap scalds my head.
"Life of John Keats" by Sidney Colvin
Falander took his head in both his hands, and Rehnhjelm felt something hot and scalding dropping on his neck.
"The Red Room" by August Strindberg