Scarp vs Dip - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between scarp and dip
is that scarp
is the steep artificial slope below a fort's parapet while dip
As a verb scarp
is (earth science|geography|transitive) to cut, scrape, erode, or otherwise make into a scarp or escarpment.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
the steep artificial slope below a fort's parapet
(geology) a cliff at the edge of a plateau or ridge caused by erosion; the steeper side of an escarpment
* 2014, (Paul Salopek), Blessed. Cursed. Claimed. , National Geographic (December 2014)[http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2014/12/pilgrim-roads/salopek-text]
- 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).
(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
- From scarped cliff and quarried stone. — Tennyson.
- Sweep ruins from the scarped mountain. — Emerson.
From (etyl) dippen, from (etyl) dyppan, from (etyl) , Dutch dopen, German taufen.
A lower section of a road or geological feature.
Inclination downward; direction below a horizontal line; slope; pitch.
The action of dipping or plunging for a moment into a liquid.
- There is a dip in the road ahead.
A tank or trough where cattle or sheep are immersed in chemicals to kill parasites.
A dip stick.
A swim, usually a short swim to refresh.
- the dip of oars in unison
(colloquial, dated) A pickpocket.
* 1906 , Fred L. Boalt, "
- I'm going for a dip before breakfast.
The Snitcher", McClure's Magazine v.26, p.633
A sauce for dipping.
- The Moocher was a "dip " in a dilettante sort of way, and his particular graft was boarding street-cars with his papers and grabbing women's pocket-books.
(geology) The angle from horizontal of a planar geologic surface, such as a fault line.
(archaic) A dipped candle.
- This onion dip is just scrumptious.
* lucky dip
To lower into a liquid.
* 1897 , (Bram Stoker), (Dracula) Chapter 21
- Dip your biscuit into your tea .
To immerse oneself; to become plunged in a liquid; to sink.
- He dipped the end of a towel in cold water and with it began to flick him on the face, his wife all the while holding her face between her hands and sobbing in a way that was heart breaking to hear.
(of a value or rate) To decrease slightly.
To lower a light's beam.
- The sun's rim dips ; the stars rush out.
To lower (a flag), particularly a national ensign, to a partially hoisted position in order to render or to return a salute. While lowered, the flag is said to be “at the dip.” A flag being carried on a staff may be dipped by leaning it forward at an approximate angle of 45 degrees.
- Dip your lights as you meet an oncoming car.
To treat cattle or sheep by immersion in chemical solution.
- “The sailor rushed to the flag hoist to dip the flag in return.”
To use a dip stick to check oil level in an engine.
To consume snuff by placing a pinch behind the lip or under the tongue so that the active chemical constituents of the snuff may be absorbed into the system for their narcotic effect.
To immerse for baptism.
- The farmer is going to dip the cattle today.
* Charles Wheatly, A rational illustration of the Book of Common Prayer
To wet, as if by immersing; to moisten.
- during the reigns of King James and King Charles I, there were but very few children dipped in the font.
To plunge or engage thoroughly in any affair.
- A cold shuddering dew / Dips me all o'er.
To take out, by dipping a dipper, ladle, or other receptacle, into a fluid and removing a part; often with out .
- He was dipt in the rebellion of the Commons.
To perform the action of plunging a dipper, ladle. etc. into a liquid or soft substance and removing a part.
- to dip''' water from a boiler; to '''dip out water
To engage as a pledge; to mortgage.
- Whoever dips too deep will find death in the pot.
To perform (a bow or curtsey) by inclining the body.
To incline downward from the plane of the horizon.
- Live on the use and never dip thy lands.
- Strata of rock dip .
* you don't dip your pen in company ink