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There was a scar on one cheek, and, altogether, he was not very prepossessing in his appearance.

"The man who stared at me over his candle has a scar on his forehead," said Biddy.

That slit had healed now, but the scar was always at his throat, and in both their hearts.

Had he laid a finger-weight of sympathy on her, would it not have left a scar for life?

The other so young the only scar he had was the mark of the attram.

The wound inflicted may heal, but the scar will always remain.

At certain moments, he imagined that this scar covered the whole of his body.

It was the scar of the white plague, the sign-manual of death.

The fact that you're an enemy of Scar Balta is enough for the present.

The given name, Scar, once a nickname, had been in general use for centuries.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Old French escare "scab" (Modern French escarre), from Late Latin eschara, from Greek eskhara "scab formed after a burn," literally "hearth, fireplace," of unknown origin. English sense probably influenced by Middle English skar (late 14c.) "crack, cut, incision," from Old Norse skarð, related to score (n.). Figurative sense attested from 1580s.

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