As nouns the difference between scaling and scurf
is that scaling
is the removing of the scales of fish while scurf
is a skin disease.
As a verb scaling
The removing of the scales of fish
The formation of a layer of scale on a surface
The removal of a layer of scale from a surface
The measurement of dimensions using a scale
(mathematics, physics) The expression of the terms of an equation using powers of nondimensional quantities
A skin disease.
The flakes of skin that fall off as a result of a skin disease.
Any crust-like formations on the skin, or in general.
(figurative) The foul remains of anything adherent.
- There stood a hill not far, whose grisly top / Belched fire and rolling smoke; the rest entire / Shone with a glossy scurf .
(botany) Minute membranous scales on the surface of some leaves, as in the goosefoot.
- The scurf is worn away of each committed crime.