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scissors (sometimes used with a singular verb) a tool for cutting paper, fabric, or the like, made up of two blades joined with a pivot so their edges may be opened and closed. [2 definitions]
scissors hold a wrestling hold that uses the legs as a clamp.
scissors kick a swimming kick, as in the sidestroke, in which the legs are parted, one forward and one back, and then brought together forcefully.
scissortail a large flycatcher of the southwestern United States, and Central and South America, that has a gray body, salmon-pink sides and wing linings, and a long, deeply forked tail.
sclera the tough fibrous white or blue-white tissue that covers all of the eyeball except the part covered by the cornea.
sclerenchyma supportive or protective plant tissue consisting of thick-walled dead cells, as in a nutshell.
sclero- hard.
sclerosis a diseased condition marked by a hardening or thickening of soft tissue, as of the walls of an artery.
sclerotic of or afflicted by sclerosis. [2 definitions]
scoff to speak with mild scorn or derision (often fol. by at). [2 definitions]
scofflaw one who habitually flouts or ignores laws or fails to pay penalties such as traffic fines.
scold to speak to with angry disapproval; reprimand; chastise. [3 definitions]
scollop variant of scallop.
sconce1 an ornamental wall bracket for a candle or light.
sconce2 a small fortification, as to protect a bridge or the like. [2 definitions]
scone a small, soft, usu. round bread or pastry made from oatmeal, barley meal, or the like.
scoop a utensil with a short handle and a long, deep, curved bowl, used to take up sugar, grain, or the like. [12 definitions]
scoopable combined form of scoop.
scoopful the amount that a scoop can or does hold.
scoot to go with a quick darting motion. [4 definitions]
scooter a child's two-wheeled vehicle with a vertical steering handle in front and along low footboard between the wheels. [3 definitions]