E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Answer more Scotico (To).
To divert the direct question by starting another question or subject.
Hark you, sirrah, said the doctor, I trust you remember you are owing to the laird 4 stone of barleymeal and a bow of oats . .
I was thinking, replied the man more Scotico, that is, returning no direct answer on the subject on which he was addressed, I was thinking my best way would be to come down to your honour, and take your advice, in case my trouble should come back.Sir Walter Scott: The Abbot, ch. xxvi.