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Literary usage of Scuft
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Publications by English Dialect Society (1875)
"They very near poo'd me in bith scuft o'th neck, or else aw'd ne'er a ... I"10- Turn him out, I tell ye, or I'll rive him out bi' t' scuft 18744 o't' neck. ..."
2. A Glossary of the Lancashire Dialect by John Howard Nodal, George Milner (1875)
"They very near poo'd me in bith scuft o'th neck, or l868- else aw'd ne'er a stopt theer, thae may depend. Snech-Bant, p. 8. ..."
3. A Glossary of Words Used in the County of Chester by Robert Holland (1886)
"L. scuft, s. (i) a blow with the hand. (2) See SCRUFF. scuft, v. to seize a person by the back of the neck. ..."
4. The Folk-speech of South Cheshire by Thomas Darlington (1887)
""Give him a scuft aside o'tb' yed " [Gy'iv im û ... "I'll scuft thee till tlia doesna know wheer tha at " [Ahy)l ..."
5. A Concise Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1901)
"scuft, Scuff, Scruff, the nape of the neck. (Scand. ... +G. schöpf,& tuft of hair ; OHG scuft, hair ; Goth, stuft, hair of the head. Allied to Sheaf; cf. ..."