A etymological dictionary of the Scottish language; Supplement Volume 1

 
9781236636461: A etymological dictionary of the Scottish language; Supplement Volume 1

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1825 edition. Excerpt: ...sae they partit. Duff's Poems, p. 107. Allied perhaps to the E. v. to shrug, and Sw. skruk-a, humeros attollere. To SCRUMPILL, v. a. 1. To crease, to wrinkle; synon. Runkle. "Ane chartour,--being be chance brint, singit be the fire, scrumpillit, or the seil thairof meltit and brokin, in sic sort as it cannot perfectlie be red or kept in time cuming, as ane sufficient evident to mak faith to posterity the tenour thairof, and the chance foirsaid beand provin be sufficient witnessis,--aucht and sould be renewit andredintegratbe him, or his airis," &c. Balfour's Practicks, p. 188. To scrumple, to ruffle, Lancash. 2. Applied to animal food that is much roasted; a scrumplit bit, i. e. crisp, as contracted by the force of the fire, Fife. V. Scrumple,. To SCRUNT, v. n. V. Skrunt. SCRUNT, Skrunt, S. 1. A term used to denote a stubby branch, or a worn-out besom, Lanarks., Fife. 2. A person of a slender make, a sort of walking skeleton, ibid. 3. A scrub, a niggard, ibid. Scuuntet, adj. Stunted in growth, meagre, Lanarks; evidently the same with Scrunty, q. v. Also Scruntet-like. "She went on, her eye having caught the figure of Calye Mulloy, ' Haud abye! ye scruntet-like wurlyon o' the pit: haud abye!" Saint Patrick, ii. 313. Scruntv, Skruntie, adj. 1. Stubby, short and thick, Lanarks. 2. Stunted in growth, Roxb. Next, by the banks o' bony Tweed, Was hatch'd a cock o' shilfa' breed, Wha, on his native scrunty thorn, 'Mang birds o' song bude hail the morn. A. Scott's Poems 1811, p. 59. 3. Meagre; applied to a raw-boned person, Fife, Loth. V. Skkunty, Dict. Transfer hither. 4. Scrubbish, mean, niggardly, Fife; q. shrivelled in heart as well as in external appearance. Scruntiness, The state of being stubby, La-narks. ToSCRUPON, v.a. To...

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