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  7  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Scotch  \Scotch\,  n. 
  A  chock,  wedge,  prop,  or  other  support,  to  prevent  slipping; 
  as  a  scotch  for  a  wheel  or  a  log  on  inclined  ground. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Scotch  \Scotch\,  v.  t.  [Probably  the  same  word  as  scutch;  cf 
  Norw.  skoka  skoko,  a  swingle  for  flax;  perhaps  akin  to  E. 
  To  cut  superficially;  to  wound;  to  score. 
  We  have  scotched  the  snake,  not  killed  it  --Shak. 
  {Scotched  collops}  (Cookery),  a  dish  made  of  pieces  of  beef 
  or  veal  cut  thin,  or  minced,  beaten  flat,  and  stewed  with 
  onion  and  other  condiments;  --  called  also  {Scotch 
  collops}.  [Written  also  {scotcht  collops}.] 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Scotch  \Scotch\,  a.  [Cf.  {Scottish}.] 
  Of  or  pertaining  to  Scotland,  its  language,  or  its 
  inhabitants;  Scottish. 
  {Scotch  broom}  (Bot.),  the  {Cytisus  scoparius}.  See  {Broom}. 
  {Scotch  dipper},  or  {Scotch  duck}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  bufflehead; 
  --  called  also  {Scotch  teal},  and  {Scotchman}. 
  {Scotch  fiddle},  the  itch.  [Low]  --Sir  W.  Scott. 
  {Scotch  mist},  a  coarse,  dense  mist,  like  fine  rain. 
  {Scotch  nightingale}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  sedge  warbler.  [Prov. 
  {Scotch  pebble}.  See  under  {pebble}. 
  {Scotch  pine}  (Bot.)  See  {Riga  fir}. 
  {Scotch  thistle}  (Bot.),  a  species  of  thistle  ({Onopordon 
  acanthium});  --  so  called  from  its  being  the  national 
  emblem  of  the  Scotch. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Scotch  \Scotch\,  n. 
  1.  The  dialect  or  dialects  of  English  spoken  by  the  people  of 
  2.  Collectively,  the  people  of  Scotland. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Scotch  \Scotch\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Scotched};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Scotching}.]  [Cf.  Prov.  E.  scote  a  prop,  and  Walloon  ascot  a 
  prop,  ascoter  to  prop,  F.  accoter,  also  Armor.  skoaz  the 
  shoulder,  skoazia  to  shoulder  up  to  prop,  to  support,  W. 
  ysgwydd  a  shoulder,  ysgwyddo  to  shoulder.  Cf  {Scoat}.] 
  [Written  also  {scoatch},  {scoat}.] 
  To  shoulder  up  to  prop  or  block  with  a  wedge,  chock,  etc., 
  as  a  wheel,  to  prevent  its  rolling  or  slipping. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Scotch  \Scotch\,  n. 
  A  slight  cut  or  incision;  a  score.  --Walton. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  of  or  relating  to  or  characteristic  of  Scotland  or  its 
  people  or  culture  or  its  English  dialect  or  Gaelic 
  language;  "Scots  gaelic";  "the  Scots  community  in  New 
  York";  "`Scottish'  tends  to  be  the  more  formal  term  as 
  in  `The  Scottish  Symphony'  or  `Scottish  authors'  or 
  `Scottish  mountains'";  "`Scotch'  is  in  disfavor  with 
  Scottish  people  and  is  used  primarily  outside  Scotland 
  except  in  such  frozen  phrases  as  `Scotch  broth'  or 
  `Scotch  whiskey'  or  `Scotch  plaid'"  [syn:  {Scots},  {Scottish}, 
  2:  avoiding  waste;  "an  economical  meal";  "an  economical 
  shopper";  "a  frugal  farmer";  "a  frugal  lunch";  "a  sparing 
  father  and  a  spending  son";  "sparing  in  their  use  of  heat 
  and  light";  "stinting  in  bestowing  gifts";  "thrifty 
  because  they  remember  the  great  Depression";  (`scotch'  is 
  used  only  informally)  [syn:  {economical},  {frugal},  {sparing}, 
  n  :  whiskey  distilled  in  Scotland;  especially  whiskey  made  from 
  malted  barley  in  a  pot  still  [syn:  {Scotch},  {Scotch 
  whiskey},  {Scotch  whisky},  {malt  whiskey},  {malt  whisky}] 
  v  :  to  hinder  or  prevent  (the  efforts,  plans,  or  desires)  of: 
  "What  ultimately  frustrated  every  challenger  was  Ruth's 
  amazing  September  surge."  [syn:  {thwart},  {queer},  {spoil}, 
  {foil},  {cross},  {frustrate},  {baffle},  {bilk}] 

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