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scuff, skuff, scuffle, scuffler, scuffie, scuffy, skuffie, skuffy, scoufie,
scuff [skʌf]
n. A puff of wind. A collection of low characters, the scum of the population, riff-raff, the rabble, such a character.
v. To graze, to hit with the flat of the hand, To shuffle with the feet, to draw the feet over he ground or floor etc. in a light but noisy manner, to scuffle.

adj. Shabby, worn, tarnished, mean-looking, niggardly.
scug, scoug, skug, scog, skyug, skog,
scug [skʌg, skug, NN.b. skʌug]
n. Concealment, shade, a means of hiding. A shelter, protection or shield, a sheltered place. A pretence, pretext, subterfuge, hypocritical excuse.
v. To conceal, screen, hide. To shelter, shield, give protection. To take shelter or refuge, seek protection. To hide, seek concealment, go surreptitiously, skulk, lurk, shelter behind a pretence.
Scuin, scoon, skuin, skoun, scoun,
Scuin [skønn, skun]
pn. Scone. (Perth)
Scuinie ['skøni]
pn. Scoonie (Fife).
scuip, skeep, scupe, scoop, skip, scuipit, scuped, skippit, scaipit, skaipit, scooped, schuif, scoof, skube,
scuip [skøp, C. skɪp, NEC. skep, MN. skip]
n. A scoop, a ladle, brim of hat, cap peak.
dim. scuipie A cloth cap with a peak.
v. To scoop.
pt. pp. scuipit n. A peaked cap.
sculdudderie, sculdudd'ry, sculduddery, sculduddry, skulduddery, skullduggery, sculdudry,
sculduddery [skʌl'dʌdəri]
n. Lewd behaviour, fornication, unchastity. Obscene language or conversation, smut.
scull, skull,
scull [skʌl]
v. To go in a zig-zag manner, walk from side to side. To make a flat stone skip across the surface of water.
scull, skoul, skull, skill, scoo, scow, scowe,
scull [skʌl, N. sku, skʌu]
n. A shallow container or basket.
scult, skult,
scult [skʌlt]
n. A blow with the flat of the hand, a slap, a stroke with a cane or tawse on the hand.
v. To strike with the palm of the hand, to slap, smack, spank.
skum, scum, scoom, skoom, skim, scoum, scoumer, skoomer, scoumy, scoomy, skoomi, scummins, scummin,
scum [skʌm]
n. What has been skimmed off, skimmings. A thin coating of frost or ice.
v. To skim.

scoum [I. skum]
n. Scum, a thin layer of matter forming on the top of a liquid.
v. To skim, take off scum. To remove the top layer of anything, to scrape off dirt etc. To skim, to graze, touch lightly in passing.
pt. pp. scoumit

adj. Of the sky: hazy, slightly obscured by clouds

Compounds and phrases etc.

scoumer: A hand-net with a circular frame on a long shaft for scooping a salmon out of a fly-net or for catching herring spilling out of a drift-net.
scummins: Anything scimmed.

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