sculping

sculping

[skuhl-ping]
noun Newfoundland.
the act of cutting the skin and its adhering fat from the body of a seal.

Origin:
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

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sculp

[skuhlp]
verb (used with object)
to sculpture; carve or model.

Origin:
1525–35; < Latin sculpere to carve

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