scarped
adjective see scarp

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  • Scarped — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scarped — skÉ‘rp /skɑːp n. steep cliff caused by erosion or by a major shift in the earth s crust; inner slope of the trench surrounding a fort v. form a steep slope, form a cliff …   English contemporary dictionary

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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