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sculping

[skuhl-ping] /ˈskʌl pɪŋ/
noun, Newfoundland.
1.
the act of cutting the skin and its adhering fat from the body of a seal.
Origin of sculping
1810-1820
1810-20; sculp the skin of a seal with the blubber attached (perhaps a convergence of Irish scealbóg layer of flesh, slice, scealp, scealb slice, fragment, splinter, with English scalp) + -ing1

sculp

[skuhlp] /skʌlp/
verb (used with object)
1.
to sculpture; carve or model.
Origin
1525-35; < Latin sculpere to carve
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  • Thus, towards evening, when the work was over save the sculping and lashing, dusk caught them unaware.

  • I see you've given up your painting and sculping to do this!

    Carnac's Folly, Complete Gilbert Parker
  • I guess I won't go into the sculping business, for I find I'm no hand at making figgers.

    Little Maid Marian Amy E. Blanchard
  • Then followed the "sculping," or skinning, which was despatched with marvellous rapidity.

    Adrift in the Ice-Fields Charles W. Hall

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