SCENE – NOUNS
– SKOUK Bk1970 US students’ sl. – the scene; where one’s at
SCENERY – ADJECTIVES
– of scenery: picturesque ANCIENT Bk1997 Irish sl.
– of scenery: wanting boldness; having no striking features TAME 1807
SCENT, SCENTED – ADJECTIVES
– ODIFERANT that bears scent or smell; odorous; fragrant …a1529 obs.
– ODIFEROUS that bears scent or smell; odorous; fragrant …a1400 obs.
– ODORANT emitting a scent …a1465 rare
– ODORATE scented, fragrant …1626 rare
– ODORIFERANT that bears scent or smell; odorous; fragrant …1549 rare
– ODORIFERE that bears scent or smell; odorous; fragrant …1527 obs. rare
– ODORIFEROUS fragrant, perfumed, giving odour or scent …c1487
– ODORIFIC that bears scent or smell; odorous; fragrant …1796 obs. rare
– OLENT smelling, giving out a smell or scent …1607 rare
SCENT etc. – NOUNS
– FRAGOR; FRAGOUR fragrance; a strong sweet scent …1638 obs. rare
- MARECHAL a scent or perfume …1676 obs.
– MARECHELLE a scent or perfume …1676 obs.
– MARSHAL a scent or perfume …1676 obs.
– ODORAMENT anything used for its scent or perfume; an odorous substance; a perfume …1382 obs.
– ODORATE a scented or fragrant substance ..a1682 rare
– REEK fumes, scent, smell …1893 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– SMACK a1000 obs. – scent, odour, smell
– VAMM a flavour, odour, scent …1899 Sc.
SCENT etc. – VERBS
– ODORIFERIZE to render odoriferous; to scent or perfume …1824 rare
– ODORIZE to fill with an odour; to scent …1884 rare
– SMAKE c1220 obs. – to perceive by scent or smell
SCEPTIC, SCEPTICAL, SCEPTICALLY, SCEPTICISM – ADJECTIVES
– EYEBROW-RAISING surprising, shocking; causing disapproval or scepticism …1922
– PYRRHONIAN sceptical …1603
– PYRRHONIC sceptical …1752
– PYRRHONICAL sceptical …1616 rare
SCEPTIC etc. – ADVERBS
– PYRRHONICALLY sceptically, doubtfully …1710
SCEPTIC etc. – NOUNS
– PYRRHONISM scepticism, philosophic doubt …1603
SCEPTIC etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
– DOUBTING THOMAS a perpetually sceptical person …1877 UK
– EYEBROW-RAISER a person who expresses surprise, scepticism, or disapproval, esp. habitually or frequently …1909
– PYRRHONIAN a sceptic …1556 rare
– PYRRHONIC a sceptic …1593 rare
– PYRRHONIST a sceptic …1598
SCEPTIC etc. – PHRASES
– I’M FROM MISSOURI used to denote ones scepticism and suspicions; generally used with some form of ‘I’m from Missouri, you have to show me’ …1898 US colloq.
– YOU AND WHOSE ARMY? expressing incredulity or scepticism about a person’s ability to do a threatened or threatening deed …1930 colloq.
SCEPTIC etc. – VERBS
– PYRRHONIZE to doubt; to be sceptical …1603 rare
– RAISE EYEBROWS to cause surprise, scepticism, or mild disapproval; to shock …1921
SCEPTRE – NOUNS
– a sceptre WAND a1300 obs.
SCHEDULE, SCHEDULED – ADJECTIVES
– on the schedule, scheduled ON DECK L19 US sl.
SCHEDULE etc. – NOUNS
– a schedule SCHED 1950s sl.
SCHEDULE etc. – PHRASES
– way behind schedule FURTHER BACK THAN WALLA WALLA Bk1999 Aust. sl.
SCHEDULE etc. – VERBS
– to schedule SKED 2004 US sl.
SCHEME, SCHEMER, SCHEMING – ADJECTIVES
– FAR-CASTING scheming, shrewd …c1400 obs.
– POLITIC 1543 derogatory – scheming, crafty, cunning
– QUAINT cunning, crafty, given to scheming or plotting …a1225 obs.
– SCHEMISH scheming, manoeuvring, covetous, unscrupulous and grasping in bargaining …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– SCHEMY scheming; devious, tricky, sly …1888 Amer. dial.
SCHEME etc. – NOUNS
– AFTER-GAME a scheme implemented in order to retrieve something lost, esp. one’s reputation …1596 obs.
– ANGLE a scheme; a workable method of deception or exploitation …1920 Amer. sl.
– ANGLE-SHOOTING scheming …1958-59 Amer. sl.
– BLOCK a scheme, contrivance; generally used in a bad sense …1553 Sc. obs.
– CHESTNUT a scheme, a trick …L19 sl., orig. US
– COLLOGUE a private talk; a secret plan or scheme …E19
– DART a plan, an aim, a scheme, an idea …1887 Aust. sl.
– DRIFT a scheme, plot, design …a1535 obs.
– FAST ONE a trick intended to deceive or defraud; any scheme seen as immoral, corrupt, or underhand …1923 US sl.
– GAG a plan, a scheme …M19 sl.
– GAMES tricks, wiles, schemes, manoeuvres …1660
– GUM GAME a trick, dodge, or scheme …1859 Amer. dial.
– HUSTLE a swindle; a hoax; a get-rich-quick scheme …1943 sl., orig. US criminals’ usage
– LAYOUT a plan, a scheme …1867 Amer. dial.
– LURK a dodge, racket, or scheme …1891 Aust. & NZ sl.
– MACHINATION the act or process of contriving or planning; contrivance, intrigue, plotting; an intrigue, plot, scheme …1549
– NAVATION a contrivance, scheme, plan …1628 obs. rare
– RACKET a swindle or a means of deception; criminal trickery; hoaxing; a trick, dodge, scheme, game, line of business or action …1812 sl.
– RANIKABOO a deceptive story or scheme; a caper, a prank; ‘monkeyshine’; nonsense; irrelevant, irritating activity …L19 Amer. sl.
– RANNYGAZOO a deceptive story or scheme; a caper; a prank; a trick; horseplay; nonsense; irrelevant, irritating activity …L19 Amer. sl.
– RORT a dodge, a trick, a scheme, a racket; a fraudulent or dishonest practice …c1910 Aust. sl.
– SCAM a plan, a scheme …1940s sl.
– SCAMUS a plan, a scheme …1940s sl.
– SET-UP a scheme or trick by which an innocent person is incriminated …1968 sl., orig. US
– SKANK a confidence trick; a fraudulent scheme …1980s W. Indies & Black British teen sl.
– TABLE a sketch, plan, scheme …a1577 obs.
– VINYA a little scheme or project …1929 Sc.
SCHEME etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
– ABLE DEALER a schemer …Bk1910 Ireland
– ANGLE SHOOTER a schemer …1947 Amer. sl.
– ARTIST a person who practices artifice, deception, cunning, etc., a schemer, a rogue …1648
– LIVE ONE an enthusiastic participant in a proposed scheme …1950s sl.
– MACHIAVEL one who acts on the principles of Machiavelli (a celebrated Florence statesman who advocated the pursuit of statecraft at the expense of morality); an intriguer; an unscrupulous schemer …1570
– MACHIAVELLIAN one who follows Machiavelli’s principles in statecraft or in general conduct; an intriguer; an unscrupulous schemer …1568
– MACHIAVELLIST one who follows Machiavelli’s principles in statecraft or in general conduct; an intriguer; an unscrupulous schemer …1589
– MACHINATOR one who contrives or schemes; a contriver, intriguer, plotter, schemer; usually in a bad sense …1611
– MACHIVELIST one who follows Machiavelli’s principles in statecraft or in general conduct; an intriguer; an unscrupulous schemer …1589
– MACHIVELL one who acts on the principles of Machiavelli (a celebrated Florence statesman who advocated the pursuit of statecraft at the expense of morality; an intriguer; an unscrupulous schemer; a double-dealing person …1570
– MACHIVILIAN one who follows Machiavelli’s principles in statecraft or in general conduct’ an intriguer; an unscrupulous schemer …1568
– MODELLER a planner, schemer, contriver …Bk1790
– POLITICIAN 1586 – a schemer or plotter; a shrewd, sagacious, or crafty person; one whose behaviour is likened to that of a professional politician
– PRACTISANT a schemer; a plotter, a conspirator …1550 obs. rare
– TABULATOR one who tabulates or draws up a table or scheme …1885
– VOLPONE a cunning schemer or miser; a hoarder of wealth …1710 obs.
SCHEME etc. – VERBS
– ANGLE to scheme; to make money or a livelihood by illegitimate means …1925 Amer. sl.
– COLLOGUE to confer privately and confidentially; to scheme or plot …L18
– COLOGUE to confer privately and confidentially; to scheme or plot …L18
– DANCE IN THE SANDBOX to scheme, to deceive …1960s African-American sl.
– FIGURE to scheme …1889 Amer. dial.
– MACHINATE to lay plots; to intrigue; to scheme; to contrive; to plot; to plan …1600
– MACHINE to contrive, to plot; to devise schemes (against a person) …c1450 obs.
– PACK to enter into a private arrangement; to agree in a secret or underhand design; to plot, to conspire, to scheme, to intrigue …a1529 obs.
– SHOOT AN ANGLE to scheme; to plot …1954 Amer. sl.
– SHOOT THE ANGLES to scheme, to plot …1962 Amer. sl.
– SUBTLE to scheme, to plan craftily …c1380 obs.
– TRIGGER to scheme, to contrive, to lay plans …1888 Amer. dial.
SCHIZOPHRENIC – NOUNS, PERSON
– a schizophrenic SCHIZ 1955 sl., chiefly Amer.
– a schizophrenic SCHIZO 1945 sl., chiefly Amer.
SCHOLAR – NOUNS, PERSON
– a great scholar; a person of great or varied learning POLYHISTOR 1588
– a great scholar; a person of great or varied learning POLYHISTORIAN 1669
– an accomplished scholar; a person of great or varied learning POLYMATHIST 1621 rare
– an exceptionally brilliant scholar WHALE L19 US college sl.
– a scholar ARTS-MAN 1598 obs.
– a scholar GENTLEMAN IN BLACK Bk1920
– a scholar; a learned man BEAUCLERK c1367 obs.
– a scholar, a man of learning LEARNER c900 obs.
SCHOOL – ADJECTIVES
– AEGER of a student or pupil: excused from attendance at classes, etc., on account of illness …1835 UK sl. rare
– BUBBLE GUM Bk1970 US students’ sl. – pert. to the 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th grades in school, or to the early younger group and to the older teens
– DIDACTIC having the character or manner of a teacher or instructor; characterized by giving instruction …1658
– DIDACTIVE having the character or manner of a teacher or instructor; characterized by giving instruction …1723
– DIDASCALAR pert. to a teacher, didactic …a1846
– DIDASCALIC of the nature of a teacher or of instruction; pert. to a teacher …1609
– PREPPY used to denote students in a preparatory school or their characteristics, esp. immaturity …1900 US sl.
– SHOE used to denote conformity to the dress, behaviour, or a attitudes of students at exclusive schools and colleges …1962 US sl.
– SUBFERULARY under school discipline …1852
– VEGIE of school subjects: of the easiest grade …1992 Aust. sl.
SCHOOL – NOUNS
– ABC CLASS the entry grade in a primary school …2003 Trinidad and Tobago
– ACE the grade A …1964 US students’ sl.
– ADVENTURE SCHOOL a school established and run as private speculation …1832
– ANGEL FACTORY a Christian school or seminary; used derisively …1929 Amer. sl.
– BAKER the grade B …1960s US college sl.
– BARRACK SCHOOL a disparaging term applied to a large district school for poor-law children …1894
– BASEMENT a toilet room in a public school …1966 Amer. euphemism
– BOOKS school, the time spent in school …1896 Amer. dial.
– BUMMER Bk1970 US students’ sl. – a difficult course
– CACK SCHOOL a kindergarten or infants’ school ‘which need facilities for relief of nature constantly and instantly at hand’ …c1945 US sl.
– CALICO COURSE a course popular with female students, or one in which the social element is more prominent than the educational …1900 Amer. dial.
– CHARGING-SCHOOL a school where tuition was paid …1983 Amer. dial.
– CHART CLASS kindergarten; the first year of school …1949 Amer. dial.
– CHERRY ORCHARD a woman’s college …1966 US sl.
– CRAMMER a school or other institution that prepares pupils for exams by intensive study …1931 sl.
– CRAM-SHOP a school or other institution that prepares pupils for exams by intensive study …1926 sl.
– CROCODILE a girls’ school walking two and two in a long file; also used of a boys’ school etc. …1891 colloq.
– DAME-SCHOOL an infant school kept by an old woman …1852
– DANDY a grade of ‘D’ …1965 US sl.
– DEAD SET a complete failure to learn and recite the lesson …19C US college sl.
– DEATH CERTIFICATE a school report card …Bk1947 Amer. sl.
– EAGLE the academic grade E …1967 Amer. students’ usage
– ENGLISH SCHOOL 1780 US – an elementary school
– FAGGERY the system of fagging at public schools (see ‘FAG’ in nouns, person) …1853
– FAGGING serving as a ‘fag’ in a school (see ‘FAG’ in nouns, person) …c1850 Brit. schoolboys’ sl.
– FLUNK a total failure in academic work; a grade F ..M19 US students’ sl.
– FROG DAYS Bk1964 US students’ sl. – days with no classes
– GRAMMATICALS the subjects taught in a grammar-school; grammar …1691 obs. exc. Sc.
– GUT a school course that requires little effort; an easy course …1916 US sl.
– GUT COURSE an easy course in college …1916 Amer. college sl.
– GYMNASIUM a high school, college, or academy …1691 obs.
– HEADMARK a mark of recognition given to a student for being at the head of the class, often in spelling …1904 Amer. dial.
– HEDGE-SCHOOL orig. an open-air school, esp. in Ireland; later, an inferior type of school …hist.
– HEIFER PADDOCK a ladies’ school …Bk1892 Aust. sl.
– HOOK an academic grade of ‘C’ …1964 Amer. students’ sl.
– IMPOSITION a literary exercise or task imposed as a punishment at school or college …1746
– IMPOT a literary exercise or task imposed as a punishment at school or college …1746 colloq.
– JERK a notice of being deficient in school work …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– KID HACK a vehicle used to transport children to school …1982 Amer. dial.
– KID WAGON a vehicle used to transport children to school …1917 Amer. dial.
– KNOWLEDGE BOX a school …1844 sl.
– KNOWLEDGE FACTORY a school, college, etc., esp. one which places emphasis on vocational training or which overemphasizes factual knowledge …1845
– KONK CLASS school …1960s Amer. sl.
– LEARNING teaching, schooling …c1380 obs.
– LITERARY SCHOOL a public school …1933 Amer. dial.
– LITTLE LUNCH a mid-morning break at school …1982 Aust. sl.
– MA’AM-SCHOOL a dame-school …1857
– MUCK-UP DAY the last day of high school where leaving students play pranks, etc. …1994 Aust. sl.
– MURDER HOUSE 1964 NZ sl. – a school dental clinic
– PAIR-OF-TAWSE a leather strap cut into thongs at one end, used as a schoolmaster’s instrument of punishment …1721 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– POENA a school exercise given as punishment …1842 schoolchildren’s usage
– POLYTECH 1900 chiefly colloq. – a school giving instruction in various technical subjects; later, an institution of higher education that offers courses mainly in technical, scientific, and vocational subjects
– POLYTECHNIC 1836 – a school giving instruction in various technical subjects; later, an institution of higher education that offers courses mainly in technical, scientific, and vocational subjects
– PREPPER preparatory school …1956 Brit. sl.
– QUITUATION withdrawal from school …1937 Amer. dial.
– RAGGED SCHOOL a free school for children of the poorest class …1843
– RAITH a term at school; a three-monthly period of full-time education …1826 Sc.
– RECITATION BENCH a bench, esp. at the front of a one-room schoolhouse, for students being examined orally …1841 Amer. dial.
– RECITATION SEAT a bench, esp. at the front of a one-room schoolhouse, for students being examined orally …1850 Amer. dial.
– RECITING BENCH a bench, esp. at the front of a one-room schoolhouse, for students being examined orally …1932 Amer. dial.
– SCHOOL a college, or university …1767 US sl.
– SCHOOL-BELL FEVER an illness feigned to avoid having to go to school …1967 Amer. dial.
– SCHOOL BREAK the end of the school year, frequently marked by a public program displaying the students’ accomplishments …1927 Amer. dial.
– SCHOOL BREAKING the end of the school year, frequently marked by a public program displaying the students’ accomplishments …1952 Amer. dial.
– SCHOOL-BUS CRAMPS an illness feigned to avoid having to go to school …1967 Amer. dial.
– SCHOOL-BUS FEVER an illness feigned to avoid having to go to school …1967 Amer. dial.
– SIDE-SCHOOL a small school in an out-of-the-way district …1863 Sc. obs.
– SIN BIN a school to which otherwise uneducable pupils, whose activities have disrupted their original school, are sent as a last resort …1950s sl., orig. US
– SIXER six strokes of the cane as a school punishment …1927 Brit. sl.
– SKATE an easy course …1970s US students’ sl.
– SMOKE-UP an official notice that a student’s work is not up to the required standard …1927 US sl.
– SNAP COURSE an easy course …20C Amer. students’ sl.
– SUPER the removal of a pupil from a form or school because of age …1902 Brit. sl.
– TABLING SCHOOL a boarding-school …1660 obs.
– TAG the leather strap used for punishment in schools …1809 Sc.
– TANNERY a school …1910s Aust. sl.
– TART CART 1990s US teen sl. – a school bus for special education students
– TARTMOBILE 1990s US teen sl. – a school bus for special education students
– TASK a school lesson …1901 Eng. dial.
– TAWSE a leather strap cut into thongs at one end, used as a schoolmaster’s instrument of punishment …1721 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– TECH technical college …1906 sl., orig. US
– TICKLE-TAIL that which, or one who, tickles the ‘tail’; a schoolmaster’s rod; a schoolmaster …1785 sl.
– UNI a school uniform; pronounced ‘unny’ …1947 UK sl.
– VALEDICTORY a valedictory oration …1847 US
– WALK a release from a class …1980s US college sl.
– ZOO the lowest grade possible …1970s US college sl.
SCHOOL – NOUNS, PERSON (also see STUDENT, TEACHER)
– ABC BOY ‘a pupil of the very first beginning’ …1545
– BAKES a schoolboy …Bk1891 Amer. thieves’ sl.
– BASONITE a fag, a small boy who acts in the capacity of personal servant to one of his seniors …Bk1940 Eng. public school sl.
– BATH-FLUNKEY a fag, a small boy who acts in the capacity of personal servant to one of his seniors …Bk1940 Eng. public school sl.
– BED-CHURN the boy who is the last to enter school in the morning …Bk1888 Eng. dial.
– BLACKBOARD ERASER a schoolchild who makes a special effort to get in good with the teacher in hopes of getting a better grade …1967 Amer. dial.
– BOOBY a schoolchild singled out in a class, school, etc., as being the most lacking in ability or intelligence; a dunce …1844 rare
– BOUBIE the lowest in a class at school …Bk1911 Sc.
– BUG a schoolboy, esp. of the stated sort, such as a ‘new bug’ …1909 Brit. schoolboys’ sl.
– DAY-BUG a day-boy …L19 schoolboys’ sl.
– CAD an academy or prep school student …M19 US students’ sl.
– CAD a servant at a university or public school …1830s
– CAD a term of contempt applied to non-school or non-university men …Bk1891 university usage
– CRAB an unsociable student or teacher …Bk1934 college sl.
– DEMOTO someone who is unmotivated and not doing well in school …20C teen & high school sl.
– DILLER a dull, dilatory schoolboy …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– DITTY-BOPPER Bk1966 US students’ sl. – a person with a high school appearance or attitude
– DULT a dolt; a dunce; the boy at the bottom of a class or form …1825 Sc.
– DUX a leader, a chief; the head pupil in a class or division in a school …a1832
– FAG a lower-classman, typically a freshman, who is compelled to perform various duties for an upperclassman; in English public schools: a junior who performs certain duties for a senior; also, a drudge …1785
– FAKI a title given in Africa to schoolmasters …1872
– FLUNKEE one who is expelled, due to failing examinations …1920s sl.
– FLUNKER one who regularly fails their examinations or recitations …L19 US students’ sl.
– FLUNKEY; FLUNKY one who fails an examination …19C US students’ sl.
– FLUNKEY; FLUNKY one who is expelled, due to failing examinations …1920s sl.
– GIPPO; GYPO; GYPPO; JIPPO an impoverished, badly dressed schoolchild …1990s UK juvenile sl.
– GITES boys attending the lowest class of a school or academy …1824 Sc.
– GYPPY an impoverished, badly dressed schoolchild …1990s UK juvenile sl.
– LAG a ‘fag’ (in English public schools: a junior who performs certain duties for a senior) …1881 Brit. sl.
– MASTER the boy whom another serves as a ‘fag’ …1833 Brit. public school usage
– MONITRESS a female school pupil assigned disciplinary or other special responsibilities; a female monitor …1795
– NEW-BUG a new boy …Bk1902 Marlborough School usage
– POLLY a prefect …L19 UK school sl.
– PREPPIE; PREPPY a pupil at a preparatory school …1970 US sl.
– QUEEN the boy or girl holding the second place in class at school …1867 Eng. dial.
– SAP a hard worker …L18 UK school sl.
– SAPPER a hard worker …L18 UK school sl.
– SCHOOL-CALLANT a schoolboy …1851 Sc.
– SCHOOL-FERE a schoolmate; a fellow pupil …1826 Sc.
– SCHOOLIE a schoolgirl …1970s sl.
– SCHOOL-WEAN a schoolchild …1865 Sc.
– SCRUD the junior member of a school …1990s UK juvenile sl.
– SNEAK a schoolchild who tells tales or informs on his or her fellows …1840 UK school sl.
– SUBSTANCE at Westminster School: an older pupil who is responsible for the proper conduct of a new boy, called his ‘shadow’ …1845
– SUCK an obsequious person; a toady; a sycophant; a schoolchild who curries favour with teachers …1900 sl.
– UPPER a pupil of the upper school …1929 Brit. public schools’ sl.
– VALEDICTORIAN in colleges, academies, etc.: the student, male or female, appointed on grounds of merit to deliver the valedictory oration on Commencement day …1847 US
– VICTOR the head pupil or dux of a school …c1700 Sc. obs.
– ZOID a schoolchild who has been rejected by his or her peers …1986 sl.
SCHOOL – PHRASES
– FRESH OFF THE IRONS newly graduated from university; just left school; hence, inexperienced, brand new …L17 sl.
– SIX OF THE BEST six strokes of the cane as a school punishment …1912 Brit. sl.
SCHOOL – VERBS
– ACE to manage a difficult situation successfully, esp. to score a grade of A on an examination or in a course …1955 US sl., orig. college usage
– ACE IT to make a perfect score on a school or college test; to score an ‘A’ on an exam …1950s US sl.
– BUNK to be expelled from (public) school …L19 sl.
– EAT IT to do very poorly on an exam, etc. …1968 US sudents’ sl.
– FAG in public schools: to do menial jobs for a schoolfellow higher up in the school; to perform certain services for another …1806
– FAG OUT to serve as a ‘fag’ …c1840 Brit. schoolboys’ sl.
– FESS among students: to fail in recitation; to admit that one it not prepared to recite …1834 Amer. dial.
– FLAIL to do poorly on or fail a test; to mess up …20C teen & high school sl.
– FLUNK to fail in an examination …1837 sl., orig. & chiefly US
– FLUNK to be dismissed or dismiss on the grounds of academic failure …M19 US students’ sl.
– GET GOOD NOTES in Quebec: to get good marks or grades …2002 Can.
– HIT THE CEILING to fail in examination …1900 Amer. sl.
– HOOK to receive a grade of ‘C’ on or for …1976 Amer. students’ sl.
– KEEP of school: to be in session; to commence …1845 Amer. dial.
– LAY OUT of school: to be in recess …1976 Amer. dial.
– LEAVE OUT of school: to let out, to be dismissed …1935 Amer. dial.
– MAKE A MASH to please a teacher …1900s US college sl.
– QUITUATE to leave school or college before the end of the course; to quit school …1889 Amer. dial.
– SAP to work overly hard …L18 UK school sl.
– SWANK to work hard at school or university …L19 sl.
– TAKE GAS to do badly …1960s US college sl.
– TAKE IN SCHOOL to open school …1875 Amer. dial.
– TIB to slip out; to escape unobserved from school or house; to break bounds …1840 school sl.
– TIBBLE to slip out; to escape unobserved from school or house; to break bounds …1840 school sl.
– Arnold Schwarzenegger, the dominant bodybuilder in the steroid-enhanced 1970s THE AUSTRIAN OAK 1984 US sl.
SCIENCE, SCIENTIFIC, SCIENTIST – ADJECTIVES
– OLOGICAL pert. to or versed in the ‘ologies’ …1890 nonce word
– OLOGISTIC pert. to or versed in the ‘ologies’ …a1861 nonce word
– PANCYCLOPAEDIC pert. to the whole circle of science …1852
– SLIANTIFIC scientific …1842 Eng. dial.
SCIENCE etc. – NOUNS
– CUNNING 1340-70 obs. – a branch of knowledge or of skilled work; a science or art, a craft; in early times: occult art, magic
– LEARNING a branch of learning, a science …1570 obs.
– MASTERY a department of skill or knowledge; an art or science …a1300 obs.
– MATAEOTECHNY; MATEOTECHNY an unprofitable science …1576 obs.
– OLOGY any of the various sciences or departments of science …1811
– SKILL an art or science …1570 obs.
SCIENCE etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
– BACKROOM BOYS scientists and others who work in the background unrecognized …Bk1999
– BEAKER a scientist …Bk2006 sl.
– BENCH SCIENTIST a scientist who works in a laboratory; a research scientist …1970
– BOFFIN a person who is enthusiastic for and knowledgeable in any pursuit, activity, study, etc., esp. a research scientist; someone engaged on (secret) research; orig. Royal Air Force usage for a scientist working on radar …1945 sl.
– COUNTRY MOUSE in Antarctica: a scientist or a scientist’s assistant whose work takes them into the field, away from McMurdo Station …2003 sl.
– LAB HOUND a forensic scientist …1958 US police usage
– OLOGIST a student or professor of an ‘ology’ …1839
– QUACKERY, THE forensic scientists; a forensic science department …1971 UK police sl.
– TAXINOMIST a scientific classifier …1899
– TAXONOMER a scientific classifier …1885
– TAXONOMIST a scientific classifier …1877
SCINTILLATE – VERBS
– to scintillate, to twinkle, to sparkle PRINKLE 1724 Sc.
SCISSORS – NOUNS
– scissors SCITHERS 1851 Eng. dial.
– scissors or wire cutters; a cutting tool SNIPS 1962 US
– the handle of scissors BOW 1899 Amer. dial.