scorper


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scorper

(ˈskɔːpə) or

scauper

n
(Tools) a kind of fine chisel with a square or curved tip used in wood engraving for clearing away large areas of the block or clearing away lines
[C19: erroneously for scauper scalper, from Latin scalper knife]
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Noun1.scorper - a graver used to scoop out broad areas when engraving wood or metal
graver, graving tool, pointel, pointrel - a tool used by an engraver
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Jan frowned and lifted the point of the scorper carefully and said, Yes?
In its most common form, indeed its only form until we come to such variants as scorpers and scrapers, the drawknife consisted of a Long, straight cutting blade from 1 inch to 2 inches wide, varying in Length from 8 inches to 24 inches, with both ends of the blade, at Least in its original form, terminating in Long tangs bent at right angles to the Length of the blade and parallel to its width.