Scutch (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Scutched (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Scutching.] [See Scotch to cut slightly.]

1.

To beat or whip; to drub.

[Old or Prov. Eng. & Scot.]

2.

To separate the woody fiber from (flax, hemp, etc.) by beating; to swingle.

3.

To loosen and dress the fiber of (cotton or silk) by beating; to free (fibrous substances) from dust by beating and blowing.

Scutching machine, a machine used to scutch cotton, silk, or flax; -- called also batting machine.

 

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Scutch, n.

1.

A wooden instrument used in scutching flax and hemp.

2.

The woody fiber of flax; the refuse of scutched flax.

"The smoke of the burning scutch."

Cuthbert Bede.

 

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