Scarping
Scarp Scarp, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Scarped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Scarping}.] To cut down perpendicularly, or nearly so; as, to scarp the face of a ditch or a rock. [1913 Webster]

From scarped cliff and quarried stone. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

Sweep ruins from the scarped mountain. --Emerson. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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