It is the torrid zone that scorches the face, and tobacco the gun-powder that blows it up.
The sun is hot all the second day, and scorches us in the dry defile.
A steamship might be propelled by the heat that scorches its decks.
If it scorches it is too hot for use, wait for a few minutes to cool.
My solitude now is like rotten fruit; it scorches my entrails like a fiery drink.
The poetry of the first scorches, that of the last scarcely warms.
The flame that sweeps our prairies is terrible, but it only scorches the surface.
He hath a contempt for women that scorches, and to hurt them--but 'tis not this I would say.
When the vegetables are very brown (great care must be taken not to burn the onion, which scorches very easily) add ½ lb.
He touches his skin with a red-hot iron; the skin smokes and scorches, but the sleeper does not awake.