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verb (used with object)
to dress (flax) by beating.
Also, scotch. to dress (brick or stone).
Also called scutcher. a device for scutching flax fiber.
Also, scotch. a small picklike tool with two cutting edges for trimming brick.
(transitive) to separate the fibres from the woody part of (flax) by pounding
Also called scutcher. the tool used for this
verb (transitive)
(Northern English, dialect) to strike with an open hand


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