(skth; 277), n. [Icel. skai; akin to Dan. skade, Sw. skada, AS. sceaa, scaa, foe, injurer, OS. skao, D. schade, harm, injury, OHG. scade, G. schade, schaden; cf. Gr. 'askhqh`s unharmed. Cf. Scathe, v.] Harm; damage; injury; hurt; waste; misfortune.
[Written also scathe.]

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But she was somedeal deaf, and that was skathe.
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Great mercy, sure, for to enlarge a thrall,
Whose freedom shall thee turn to greatest scath.
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Wherein Rome hath done you any scath,
Let him make treble satisfaction.
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(sk; 277),


(skth; 277), } v. t. [imp. & p. p. Scathed (skd or sktht); p. pr. & vb. n. Scathing (sk"ng or skth"-).] [Icel. skaa; akin to AS. sceaan, scean, Dan. skade, Sw. skada, D. & G. schaden, OHG. scadn, Goth. skajan.] To do harm to; to injure; to damage; to waste; to destroy.
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As when heaven's fire
Hath scathed the forest oaks or mountain pines.
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Strokes of calamity that scathe and scorch the soul.
W. Irving.
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