A little girl playing the head of the household wore a scarf around her head and held a big staff.
In the take that ended up in the movie, Michael grabs me by the collar of my dress and the scarf fell off on its own.
Put on a scarf and mittens, dig out your car, get on your bike, strap on some skis, or head to the subway.
The fringes of the scarf lead to a collection of kitsch photos colored in purple dye.
Instead I opt to place my own scarf over my head out of respect for those who are worshipping.
She took the scarf off gently, soaked it in oil and splashed it with flour, and laid it quickly back on the burnt flesh.
Sophy, you will tear Miss Cameron's scarf to pieces; do be quiet, child.
The Captain moved forward to the wardroom, removing his scarf and heavy pilot-cloth coat as he walked.
Will you have my cap or my scarf in which to wrap your feet and warm them?
He passed his sleeve across his lips, then put out his arm, seized Brightly by the scarf round his neck, and dragged him near.
"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.
"connecting joint," late 13c., probably from a Scandinavian source (cf. Old Norse skarfr "nail for fastening a joint," Swedish skarf, Norwegian skarv). A general North Sea Germanic ship-building word (cf. Dutch scherf), the exact relationship of all these is unclear. Also borrowed into Romanic (cf. French écart, Spanish escarba); perhaps ultimately from Proto-Germanic *skarfaz (cf. Old English sceorfan "to gnaw, bite"), from PIE *(s)ker- "to cut" (see shear (v.)). Also used as a verb.
"eat hastily," 1960, U.S. teen slang, originally a noun meaning "food, meal" (1932), perhaps imitative, or from scoff (attested in a similar sense from 1846). Or perhaps from a dialectal survival of Old English sceorfan "to gnaw, bite" (see scarf (n.2)); a similar word is found in a South African context in the 1600s. Related: Scarfed; scarfing.