sculping

[ skuhl-ping ]
/ ˈskʌl pɪŋ /

noun Newfoundland.

the act of cutting the skin and its adhering fat from the body of a seal.

QUIZZES

IS YOUR DESERT PLANT KNOWLEDGE SUCCULENT OR DRIED UP?

Cactus aficionados, don't get left in the dust with this quiz on desert plants. Find out if you have the knowledge to survive this prickly foray into the desert!
Question 1 of 7
This tall, horizontally branched cactus is probably the most recognizable cactus in Arizona. What is it called?

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
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for sculping

  • 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
  • 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!