bescorch

bescorch

(bɪˈskɔːtʃ)
vb (tr)
to scorch badly
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As Golding puts it in his translation of book 2 of the Metamorphoses: The AEthiopians at that time (as men for truth upholde) (By reason that their blud was drawne foorth to the outer part And there bescorched) did becomme ay after blacke and swart.