Synonyms for scalped

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But a boy who was scalped by them was cured, and escaped with life.

He was then scalped and permitted to remain in that situation for several hours.

One of them had been knocked down and scalped, but was not killed.

The Indian, leaping to his side, had scalped him before Rodney realized what had happened.

It is a terrible operation to be scalped, and few survive it.

One—Thomas Cahoone—was scalped twice, on the top and back of his head.

The bodies of the soldiers were horribly mutilated and scalped.

It was near this fort that Jane McCrea was killed and scalped, in 1777.

They had every one been scalped by the Indians; and it was fearful to look upon them as they lay.

They took a large number of women and children as prisoners, most of whom they instantly killed and scalped.

WORD ORIGIN

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.

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