And with too little bacon in the pan, not enough fat renders quickly enough and the bacon will scorch.
Speculation: The scorch might have been made by radioactivity attendant upon the resurrection.
One of the reasons I did that Twitter feed is that I want the truth to come out, all the truth, so I can scorch the earth.
If the scorch on the Shroud is the result of radiation, it could have been radiation that reconstituted the dead body.
It shines and dazzles like the noon-day sun, but, like that too, is very apt to scorch; and therefore is always feared.
“scorch would be sure to send for me,” whispered the girl, nodding.
Bud and Bill were lying with their backs to it almost close enough to scorch.
At any rate you ought to have remembered it when scorch was talking that day.
It is more soluble than Paris green, and hence more likely to scorch plants.
I could scorch you up at this moment if I chose, but I refrain.
"to burn superficially or slightly, but so as to change the color or injure the texture," early 14c., perhaps an alteration of scorrcnenn "make dry, parch" (c.1200), of obscure origin, perhaps from Old Norse skorpna "to be shriveled," cognate with Old English scrimman "to shrink, dry up." Or perhaps from Old French escorchier "to strip off the skin," from Vulgar Latin excorticare "to flay," from ex- (see ex-) + Latin cortex (genitive corticis) "cork;" but OED finds this not likely. Scorched earth military strategy is 1937, translation of Chinese jiaotu, used against the Japanese in a bid to stem their advance into China.