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 Sculpture.Scuttle. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Scutch.
 
The scrapings of hides; also refuse of flax. (English, scotch, to cut; Saxon, sceadan.) We have the word in the expression, “You have scotched the snake, not killed it.”   1
        “About half a mile from the southern outfall are two manufactories, where the refuse from the London tanneries, known as scutch, is operated upon.”—The Times.
 


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