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Scrat

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Scrat An hermaphrodite.
    • v. i Scrat To rake; to search.
    • v. t Scrat To scratch.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • scrat To scratch.
    • scrat To scratch.
    • scrat To rake; search.
    • n scrat A hermaphrodite.
    • n scrat A devil: in the phrase Aud Scrat, Old Scratch. See scratch.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Scrat skrat a devil
    • Scrat Also Old Scratch, the devil
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. AS. scritta, an hermaphrodite, Ir. scrut, a scrub, a low, mean person, Gael. sgrut, sgruit, an old, shriveled person

Usage

In literature:

And ne'er a bone broke, ne're a scrat on her body a pin could mak'.
"Bob, Son of Battle" by Alfred Ollivant
It be high time that Owd Scrat should ha' his claws clipt, an honest folk be allowed to live in peace.
"The Lancashire Witches" by William Harrison Ainsworth
So Beelzebub taks t' slates and looks at 'em, an' then he scrats his heead an' he says: 'I can't help it, your Majesty.
"Tales of the Ridings" by F. W. Moorman
What have we nails for if we munnot scrat?
"Yorksher Puddin'" by John Hartley
But she's all scratted, an' her het pleets, an' she's cot no skin on her knuckles!
"Steve Young" by George Manville Fenn
Scratted a bit, and then it went through the leg of my trousers.
"Trapped by Malays" by George Manville Fenn
He's got no scrat in him.
"Dead Man's Land" by George Manville Fenn
I'd none have scrat his face, but I'd have rent a good tear in that surplice.
"Joyce Morrell's Harvest" by Emily Sarah Holt
How did Simeon Stylites manage to scrat on?
"When Ghost Meets Ghost" by William Frend De Morgan
It's time some on 'em give ower, instead o' leaving their wives scratting about to keep body and soul together.
"The Parson O' Dumford" by George Manville Fenn
She fair scratted the face off a potman that had brought him a gallon from t' Chequers.
"The Croxley Master: A Great Tale Of The Prize Ring" by Arthur Conan Doyle
In Lancashire we are no strangers to Old Scrat and his doings.
"Lancashire Folk-lore" by John Harland
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In news:

Saber-toothed squirrel looked like an Ice Age 'Scrat'.
Saber-toothed squirrel looked like an Ice Age ' Scrat '.
Saber- toothed squirrel looked like an Ice Age 'Scrat'.
Ice Age's Scrat, the sabre-toothed squirrel, with its acorn.
Scrat the saber-toothed squirrel gets a well-earned promotion from series mascot to plot catalyst in Ice Age: Continental Drift, the anticipated fourth entry in the hugely successful computer-animated franchise.
Scrat's nutty pursuit of the cursed acorn, which he's been after since the dawn of time, has world-changing consequences - a continental cataclysm that triggers the greatest adventure of all for Manny, Diego and Sid.
The only problem was that some of the discs were a little dusty or scrat*tzzt*little dusty or scrat*tzzt*little dusty or scrat*tzzt*little dusty or scrat*tzzt.
Continental Drift' sinks between scrats.
Even if you're as high-strung as the saber-tooth squirrel Scrat in "Ice Age," you can train your brain to calm down, cool out and stay younger.
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