Scathe

Definition of Scathe

Pronunciation: skāth; 277
v. t.1.To do harm to; to injure; to damage; to waste; to destroy.
[imp. & p. p. Scathed (skāthd or skătht); p. pr. & vb. n. Scathing (skāth"ĭng or skăth"-).]
As when heaven's fire
Hath scathed the forest oaks or mountain pines.
- Milton.
Strokes of calamity that scathe and scorch the soul.
- W. Irving.

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