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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Scot  \Scot\,  n. 
  A  name  for  a  horse.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Scot  \Scot\,  n.  [Cf.  L.  Skoti  pl.,  AS  Scotta,  pl  Skottas 
  Sceottas.] 
  A  native  or  inhabitant  of  Scotland;  a  Scotsman,  or  Scotchman. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Scot  \Scot\,  n.  [Icel.  skot;  or  OF  escot,  F.  ['e]cot,  LL 
  scottum  scotum,  from  a  kindred  German  word  akin  to  AS 
  scot,  and  E.  shot,  shoot;  cf  AS  sce['o]tan  to  shoot,  to 
  contribute.  See  {Shoot},  and  cf  {Shot}.] 
  A  portion  of  money  assessed  or  paid;  a  tax  or  contribution;  a 
  mulct;  a  fine;  a  shot. 
 
  {Scot  and  lot},  formerly,  a  parish  assessment  laid  on 
  subjects  according  to  their  ability.  [Eng.]  --Cowell.  Now 
  a  phrase  for  obligations  of  every  kind  regarded 
  collectivelly. 
 
  Experienced  men  of  the  world  know  very  well  that  it 
  is  best  to  pay  scot  and  lot  as  they  go  along 
  --Emerson. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Scot 
  n  :  a  native  or  inhabitant  of  Scotland  [syn:  {Scot},  {Scotsman}, 
  {Scotchman}] 




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