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scarf1 / skärf/ • n. (pl. scarves / skärvz/ or scarfs / skärfs/ ) a length or square of fabric worn around the neck or head. DERIVATIVES: scarfed / skärft/ (also scarved) adj. scarf2 • v. [tr.] join the ends of (two pieces of timber or metal) by beveling or notching them so that they fit over or into each other. • n. (also scarf joint) a joint connecting two pieces of timber or metal in which the ends are beveled or notched so that they fit over or into each other. scarf3 • v. [tr.] inf. eat or drink (something) hungrily or enthusiastically: he scarfed down the waffles.

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scarf. Type of joint between two timbers meeting end-to-end and designed to appear as one continuous piece. Types include face-halved (with a rectangular notch taken out of each face); side-halved (with a rectangular notch taken out of each side); splayed (with each piece ending in a splay slanted across its length); splayed and tabled (with a splay broken by a step); and stop-splayed (with a partial splay leaving perpendicular elements at each end of the splay, often with further refinements). These joints are very complex, and are in the specialist realm of timber-framed buildings.

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Alcock,, Barley,, Dixon,, & and Meeson (1996);
McKay (1957)

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scarf2 broad band of stuff as an article of clothing XVI; (her.) XVII. prob. alt. (by assoc. with prec.) of scarp, which is recorded from XVI in the heraldic sense of a diminutive bend sinister. — ONF. escarpe = OF. escherpe (mod. écharpe); prob. identical with OF. escreppe SCRIP1. comp. scarfskin outer layer of the skin. XVII.

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scarf1 joint for connecting two timbers into a continuous piece. XIV. orig. naut.; prob. — OF. *escarf (mod. écart), f. *escàrver (mod. écarver), perh. f. an ON. base repr. by Sw. skarf, Norw. skarv piece to lengthen a board or a garment, joint or seam effecting this; the ult. orig. remains obscure.
Hence vb. XVII.

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scarfbarf, behalf, calf, chaff, coif, giraffe, Graf, graph, half, laugh, scarf, scrum half, staff, strafe, wing half •headscarf • mooncalf • bar graph •telegraph • polygraph • epigraph •serigraph • cardiograph • radiograph •spectrograph • micrograph •lithograph • heliograph •choreograph • tachograph •stylograph • holograph • seismograph •chronograph, monograph •phonograph • paragraph •cinematograph • pictograph •autograph • photograph • flagstaff •jackstaff • distaff • tipstaff • epitaph •pikestaff • cenotaph

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SCARF

SCARF Accounting Systems Control and Review File

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