Zach jerked suddenly, knocking his cap off and exposing a scalp full of red hair.
The nails of the fingers, or the hair of the scalp may grow to an enormous length if not trimmed.
It grows in small rings, which give it the appearance of growing in tufts, though it is really closely and evenly distributed over the whole scalp. The figures of the men are muscular and well-formed and generally pleasing; a straight, well-formed nose and jaw are by no means rare, and the young men are often distinctly good-looking.
Properly the scalp could only be taken after a fair fight; in more recent times there seems to have been no such restriction.
Many thousand tons of mussels are wastefully employed as manure by the farmers on lands adjoining scalp-producing coasts, as in Lancashire and Norfolk, three half-pence a bushel being the price quoted in such cases.