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Noun, Verb (transitive)


scutchv. t. [See Scotch to cut slightly.].
  •  To beat or whip; to drub.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To separate the woody fiber from (flax, hemp, etc.) by beating; to swingle.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To loosen and dress the fiber of (cotton or silk) by beating; to free (fibrous substances) from dust by beating and blowing.  [1913 Webster]
Scutching machine, a machine used to scutch cotton, silk, or flax; -- called also batting machine.
  •  A wooden instrument used in scutching flax and hemp.  [1913 Webster]
  •  The woody fiber of flax; the refuse of scutched flax.  Cuthbert Bede.  [1913 Webster]


scutch, v.tr. dress (fibrous material, esp. retted flax) by beating.

scutcher n.
OF escouche, escoucher (dial.), escousser, ult. f. L excutere excuss- (as EX-(1), quatere shake)

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