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scall

(skôl, skäl) also

scald

(skôld, skäld)
n.
A scaly eruption of the skin or scalp.

scall

An obsolete term for:
(1) Any encrusted or scaly skin lesion; 
(2) Cradle cap, colloquial for seborrhea of the infant scalp; crusta lacteal.

scall

(skawl) [Norse skalli, baldhead]
Dermatitis of the scalp producing a crusted scabby eruption.
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A mass walk past by the town hall of scalls in their finest Lacoste shell suits playing Colonel Bogey on kazoos or a chainsaw massacre of the Diddy Men live at the Empire would have certainly have done the trick.
Something to do, perhaps, with accusing the first punter on my debut night of taking the `P' out of my naivety, by stretching to five minutes his order for a pint of mild - only to susbsequently discover from a posse of angry scalls that the confrontation had set back by six months their chum's programme of intensive speech therapy for a pronounced stutter.
No-one can envy the police the task they face with a system more obsessed with the rights of the offender than victim, and which keeps genned-up, sneering young scalls warm and secure.