The scalp is ringed by minor blood-flows, recalling the crown of thorns.
His scalp was freckled and shiny, with wispy tufts of hair above his ears.
So for the sake of time, and saving my hair from frying off my scalp, we made a wig.
Knives take the care of the rest, cutting off strips of scalp, making the blood run down over his ears, face and neck.
Al Pacino comes dressed in black and gray, wearing multiple bracelets and an unkempt tuft of hair poking up from his scalp.
Jist open the box then, and if I don't take the scalp off him, call me a black man!
They took his scalp, threw the body into a ditch, covering it with a few leaves, and fled.
Henry wasn't with the car, at that moment, but was hoofing it into Ash Fork from the hills, glad to have his scalp with him.
And now, while I looked the other way, you have stolen your own scalp!
To cleanse the head from lice, rub the scalp and saturate the hair with kerosene.
mid-14c., "top of the head (including hair)," presumably from a Scandinavian source (though exact cognates are wanting) related to Old Norse skalli "a bald head," skalpr "sheath, scabbard,"from the source of scale (n.1). French scalpe, German, Danish, Swedish skalp are from English. Meaning "head skin and hair as proof of death or a victory trophy" is from c.1600.
"to cut off (someone's) scalp," 1670s, from scalp (n.), originally in reference to North American Indians. For ticket re-selling sense, see scalper. Related: Scalped; scalping. Cf. German skalpern, Danish skalpere, Swedish skalpera. French scalper is from Germanic. Similarity to Latin scalpere "to cut, carve" is accidental.
The skin covering the top of the head.
To sell tickets at a higher than normal or legal price (1883+)