After the unscorched remainder of the supper 220 was served, Rachel came to the dining-room to make a suggestion.
But he came out of his trial not only unscorched, but, as his many letters from Aberdeen show, greatly advanced in every grace.
In the chimney of his workshop was found all that remained unburnt or unscorched of the body of the unfortunate Mr. Paas.
As soon as his meagre back was turned Knight stooped and retrieved the letter in its envelope, unscorched, from the fireplace.
If he threw them into the fire, they hopped back to him unscorched; if he killed them, others came to take their place.
In unscorched fields horses and cattle still fed peacefully.
His brain felt withered, his mind had only one of its many-sighted eyes left open and unscorched.
"to burn superficially or slightly, but so as to change the color or injure the texture," early 14c., perhaps an alteration of scorrcnenn "make dry, parch" (c.1200), of obscure origin, perhaps from Old Norse skorpna "to be shriveled," cognate with Old English scrimman "to shrink, dry up." Or perhaps from Old French escorchier "to strip off the skin," from Vulgar Latin excorticare "to flay," from ex- (see ex-) + Latin cortex (genitive corticis) "cork;" but OED finds this not likely. Scorched earth military strategy is 1937, translation of Chinese jiaotu, used against the Japanese in a bid to stem their advance into China.