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sculping

[ skuhl-ping ]
/ ˈskʌl pɪŋ /
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noun Newfoundland.
the act of cutting the skin and its adhering fat from the body of a seal.
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Origin of sculping

1810–20; sculp the skin of a seal with the blubber attached (perhaps a convergence of Irish scealbóg layer of flesh, slice, scealp, scealb slice, fragment, splinter, with English scalp) + -ing1
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How to use sculping in a sentence

  • Then followed the "sculping," or skinning, which was despatched with marvellous rapidity.

    Adrift in the Ice-Fields|Charles W. Hall
  • I see you've given up your painting and sculping to do this!

  • Thus, towards evening, when the work was over save the sculping and lashing, dusk caught them unaware.

  • I guess I won't go into the sculping business, for I find I'm no hand at making figgers.

    Little Maid Marian|Amy E. Blanchard
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