Definition of Scailing
1. scail [v] - See also: scail
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Scailing
Literary usage of Scailing
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Sussex Archaeological Collections Relating to the History and Antiquities of by Sussex Archaeological Society (1879)
"And on Shrove Tuesday the most unmanly and cruel Exercise of Cock scailing was in vogue everywhere, even in the high Church lighten,14 and many other places ..."
2. The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine by Charles Fenno Hoffman, Timothy Flint, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Kinahan Cornwallis, John Holmes Agnew (1854)
"... when I read the following from the 'Merry Maids ó1 Scotland,' in your last number : ' WHEN dreary days o' winter War scailing sleet and sna~, ..."
3. Highways and Byways in Hampshire by D. H. Moutray Read (1908)
"He also mentions cock-scailing, which " used to be in every avenue round the old Market House to ye great annoyance of all." It ceased in Romsey about 1752. ..."
4. Memorials of St. Giles's, Durham: Being Grassmen's Accounts and Other Parish by James Barmby (1896)
"Paed to Robart Eilet for arising the 3 akers of whins and burning the rubish and scaling the asis (ashes) and scailing the maner 3 dayes, 6s. ..."