Scalds vs Scalps - What's the difference?

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As verbs the difference between scalds and scalps

is that scalds is (scald) while scalps is (scalp).

As a noun scalps is

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scalds

English

Verb

(head)
  • (scald)

  • scald

    English

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl),

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To burn with hot liquid.
  • to scald the hand
  • * 1605 , , IV. vii. 48:
  • Mine own tears / Do scald like molten lead.
  • * Cowley
  • Here the blue flames of scalding brimstone fall.
  • (cooking) To heat almost to boiling.
  • Scald the milk until little bubbles form.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A burn, or injury to the skin or flesh, by hot liquid or steam.
  • Etymology 2

    Alteration of (scall).

    Noun

    (-)
  • (obsolete) Scaliness; a scabby skin disease.
  • * 1590 , (Edmund Spenser), The Faerie Queene , I.vii:
  • Her craftie head was altogether bald, / And as in hate of honorable eld, / Was ouergrowne with scurfe and filthy scald .
  • *, II.12:
  • Some heale Horses, some cure men, some the plague, some the scald .

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (obsolete) Affected with the scab; scabby.
  • * 1599 , , III. i. 110:
  • and let us knog our / prains together to be revenge on this same scald , scurvy, / cogging companion,
  • (obsolete) Paltry; worthless.
  • * 1598 , , V. ii. 215:
  • Saucy lictors / Will catch at us like strumpets, and scald rhymers / Ballad us out o' tune.

    Etymology 3

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A war song such as was of yore chanted on the field of battle by the scalds of the yet heathen Saxons. — Sir Walter Scott.
    (Webster 1913)

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    scalps

    English

    Noun

    (head)
  • Verb

    (head)
  • (scalp)
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