EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SCARF

Sophy, you will tear Miss Cameron's scarf to pieces; do be quiet, child.

Panting, she undid the scarf and flooded the room with light.

Slowly she untied the scarf from the door and placed it in her handbag.

Will you have my cap or my scarf in which to wrap your feet and warm them?

The front door was still open, and on the mat lay Barbara's scarf.

She was standing on a piece of rock and waving a scarf in the wind.

A bleared winter sun was sinking down through a scarf of mist.

The sun rose soft and white as an autumn moon behind a scarf of cloud.

She folded the scarf again about her, tighter, it seemed, than it was before.

The scarf is to be drawn up at each end, and have tassels attached.

WORD ORIGIN

"band of silk, strip of cloth," 1550s, "a band worn across the body or over the shoulders," probably from Old North French escarpe "sash, sling," which probably is identical with Old French escherpe "pilgrim's purse suspended from the neck," perhaps from Frankish *skirpja or some other Germanic source (cf. Old Norse skreppa "small bag, wallet, satchel"), or from Medieval Latin scirpa "little bag woven of rushes," from Latin scirpus "rush, bulrush," of unknown origin [Klein]. As a cold-weather covering for the neck, first recorded 1844. Plural scarfs began to yield to scarves early 18c., on model of half/halves, etc.

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overeat

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