Scutching machine
Scutch 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.] [1913 Webster]

2. To separate the woody fiber from (flax, hemp, etc.) by beating; to swingle. [1913 Webster]

3. To loosen and dress the fiber of (cotton or silk) by beating; to free (fibrous substances) from dust by beating and blowing. [1913 Webster]

{Scutching machine}, a machine used to scutch cotton, silk, or flax; -- called also {batting machine}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Scutching — Scutch 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.] [1913 Webster] 2. To separate the woody fiber from (flax, hemp, etc.) by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • batting machine — Scutch 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.] [1913 Webster] 2. To separate the woody fiber from (flax, hemp, etc.) by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scutch — 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.] [1913 Webster] 2. To separate the woody fiber from (flax, hemp, etc.) by beating; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scutched — Scutch 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.] [1913 Webster] 2. To separate the woody fiber from (flax, hemp, etc.) by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scutcher — Scutch er, n. 1. One who scutches. [1913 Webster] 2. An implement or machine for scutching hemp, flax, or cotton, etc.; a scutch; a scutching machine. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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