Scarp vs Scaup - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between scarp and scaup

is that scarp is the steep artificial slope below a fort's parapet while scaup is any of three species of small diving duck in the genus aythya .

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?

scarp

English

Noun

(wikipedia scarp) (en noun)
  • 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).

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (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.

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    scaup

    English

    Noun

    (en-noun)
  • Any of three species of small diving duck in the genus Aythya .
  • * {{quote-news, year=2009, date=March 29, author=Deborah Baldwin, title=A Waterside Village With a Big-City Backdrop, work=New York Times citation
  • , passage=Or spot gaggles of Canada geese, ducks and scaups flying over schools of bluefish. }}
  • (Scotland) ; a bed or stratum of shellfish.
  • Derived terms

    * greater scaup, Aythya marila * lesser scaup, Aythya affinis * New Zealand scaup, Aythya novaeseelandiae

    See also

    * (wikipedia "scaup") * (Aythya) * (Aythya marila) * (Aythya affinis) * (Aythya novaeseelandiae) * (commonslite)

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