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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

Americal Dictionary of the English Language

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Singe

SINGE, verb transitive sinj. To burn slightly or superficially; to burn the surface of a thing as the nap of cloth, or the hair of the skin; as, to singe off the beard. Thus riding on his curls, he seem'd to pass A rolling fire along, and singe the grass.

SINGE, noun A burning of the surface; a slight burn.