Definition of Scutch

1. v. t. To beat or whip; to drub.

2. n. A wooden instrument used in scutching flax and hemp.

Definition of Scutch

1. Verb. to beat or flog, especially for extracting the fibers from flax stalks ¹

2. Noun. An implement used to separate the fibres of flax by beating them ¹

3. Noun. A tuft or clump of grass. ¹

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Definition of Scutch

1. to separate the woody fiber from by beating [v -ED, -ING, -ES]

Medical Definition of Scutch

1. 1. To beat or whip; to drub. 2. To separate the woody fibre from (flax, hemp, etc) by beating; to swingle. 3. To loosen and dress the fibre of (cotton or silk) by beating; to free (fibrous substances) from dust by beating and blowing. Scutching machine, a machine used to scutch cotton, silk, or flax; called also batting machine. Origin: See Scotch to cut slightly. 1. A wooden instrument used in scutching flax and hemp. 2. The woody fibre of flax; the refuse of scutched flax. "The smoke of the burning scutch." Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Scutch

scurvy rickets
scut monkey
scut monkeys
scut work
scutch (current term)

Literary usage of Scutch

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1. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1864)
"English (London recruit«) 8Ш " scutch Highlanders 89.03 " Tue Scotch appear stouter in the cbest than Americans, but no other race is. ..."

2. A Treatise on Hemp, Including a Comprehensive Account of the Best Modes of by Robert Wissett (1808)
"A, Is a scutch, inclined against the upright board of a double scutching-frame; in which is to be observed, the handle, by which the workman holds it; ..."

3. The Judicial Dictionary, of Words and Phrases Judicially Interpreted, to by Frederick Stroud (1903)
"Printing Works; (18) Book-binding Works ; (19) Flax scutch Mills; (20) Electrical Stations: — " Non-Textile Factories and Workshops," as enumerated in Part ..."

4. The Dublin Quarterly Journal of Medical Science: Consisting of Original (1867)
"A Comparison between the Accidents which have Occurred in scutch Mills, and in factories Subject to Government Inspection, as they have come under my Notice ..."

5. The New Annual Register, Or General Repository of History, Politics, and by Andrew Kippis, William Godwin, George Robinson (1824)
"The other orders of the day were then read, and the house adjourned. CHAPTER V. scutch Entails.—Scotch Representation.—Marriage Act Amendment*— Irish Joint ..."

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