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scalp,

the integument covering the top of the head. It consists of three layers of tissue: the skinskin,
the flexible tissue (integument) enclosing the body of vertebrate animals. In humans and other mammals, the skin operates a complex organ of numerous structures (sometimes called the integumentary system) serving vital protective and metabolic functions.
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, an underlying layer of tissue and blood vessels, and the occipitofrontalis muscle stretching from the eyebrows to the back of the head. Except for its abundant growth of hairhair,
slender threadlike outgrowth from the skin of mammals. In some animals hair grows in dense profusion and is called fur or wool. Although all mammals show some indication of hair formation, dense hair is more common among species located in colder climates and has the
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, the skin of the scalp resembles that of the rest of the body but is especially rich in blood vessels. Hence profuse bleeding may be associated with scalp injuries.

scalp

[skalp]
(metallurgy)
To remove surface layers, and thereby defects, from ingots, billets, or slabs by machining.
(mining engineering)
To remove undesirable fine material from broken ore, stone, or gravel.

scalp

1. Anatomy the skin and subcutaneous tissue covering the top of the head
2. (among North American Indians) a part of this removed as a trophy from a slain enemy
3. Hunting chiefly US a piece of hide cut from the head of a victim as a trophy or as proof of killing in order to collect a bounty
4. Informal chiefly US a small speculative profit taken in quick transactions
5. Scot dialect a projection of bare rock from vegetation
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If you examine the tickets the scalpers are flogging, you'll find made-up-sounding names like Charles de Joel.
He added the industry should focus on stopping scalpers from acquiring tickets from companies like Ticketmaster in the first place.
There are plenty of scalpers outside Arkansas who are currently damaging Arkansas' consumers and businesses by using a variety of tricks, to fool ticket buyers, including:
According to Pascrell, the goal is to "reel in" secondary ticket markets--the act is a net designed to scoop up large-volume scalpers while letting die-hard fans and small fish swim on.
Scalpers who ran advertisements online hired thousands of people to stand in line at the Apple stores, offering 100 yuan ($16) per person plus dinner, the Global Times reported.
At the Sanlitun store, people who appeared to be working on behalf of scalpers were queueing in groups of 50, wearing the same hats or gloves, said Huang, the Liaoning shopper.
We've built a very easy and cyber-safe environment that eliminates the role of ticket scalpers in the secondary ticket market," explained Joe Pensa, co-founder, FreeTicketExchange.
The 23-year-old traveled to Autzen Stadium from Portland anyway, and bought a ticket from one of the many scalpers who hang around the stadium on game day.
He wrote on the site: "The idea that our long-time U2 fans and scalpers competed for U2 tickets through our own website is appalling to me.
When an open-air market of hundreds of scalpers developed around the city's legal ticket exchange center, heckling passersby and blocking customers from entering the building, one of the city's Olympic organizers took it upon himself to climb up on a planter and shout at the crowd in an attempt to enforce order.
Fifteen scalpers who sold tickets in the vicinity of a Milwaukee sports arena cannot claim their constitutional rights were violated when they were arrested and booked for violating a city ordinance, the Seventh U.