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Scald, vb. to burn with (or as with) hot liquor: “I am --ed with my violent motion,” John V, 7, 49. “a rich armour worn in heat of day, that --s with safety,” H4B IV, 5, 31. “in summer's --ing heat,” H6C V, 7, 18. “she's e'en setting on water to s. such chickens as you are,” Tim. II, 2, 71 (it being anciently the practice to scald off the feathers of poultry instead of plucking them. But here, of course, the powdering-tub is meant). “may these add to the number that may s. thee,” Tim. III, 1, 54 (viz in hell). “there's hell, . . . there's burning, --ing,” Lr. IV, 6, 131. “a wheel of fire, that mine own tears do s. like molten lead,” IV, 7, 48.
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