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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Great Scott or Scot!
 
A mitigated form of oath. The initial letter of the German Gott is changed into Sc.   1
        “‘Great Scott! … Beg pardon!’ ejaculated Silas, astounded.”—A. C. Gunter: Baron Montez, book iv. chap. xix.
 


 Great Perhaps (The).Great Sea (The). 

 
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