[Written also scotcht collops.]
(Scotch), n. A slight cut or incision; a score. Walton.
(Scotch"-hop`per) n. Hopscotch.
(Scotch"ing), n. (Masonry) Dressing stone with a pick or pointed instrument.
(Scotch"man) n.; pl. Scotchmen
1. A native or inhabitant of Scotland; a Scot; a Scotsman.
2. (Naut.) A piece of wood or stiff hide placed over shrouds and other rigging to prevent chafe by the
running gear. Ham. Nav. Encyc.
(Sco"ter) n. [Cf. Prov. E. scote to plow up.] (Zoöl.) Any one of several species of northern sea
ducks of the genus Oidemia.
The European scoters are Oidemia nigra, called also black duck, black diver, surf duck; and the velvet,
or double, scoter The common American species are the velvet, or white-winged, scoter called also
velvet duck, white-wing, bull coot, white-winged coot; the black scoter called also black coot, butterbill,
coppernose; and the surf scoter, or surf duck called also baldpate, skunkhead, horsehead, patchhead,
pishaug, and spectacled coot. These birds are collectively called also coots. The females and young
are called gray coots, and brown coots.
(Scot"-free") [?], a. Free from payment of scot; untaxed; hence, unhurt; clear; safe.
Do as much for this purpose, and thou shalt pass scot-free.Sir W. Scott.
Then young Hay escaped scot-free to Holland.A. Lang.
(Scoth) v. t. To clothe or cover up. [Obs.]
(||Sco"ti*a) n. [L., fr. Gr. skoti`a darkness, a sunken molding in the base of a pillar, so called
from the dark shadow it casts, from sko`tos darkness.] (Arch.) A concave molding used especially in
(Sco"ti*a), n. [L.] Scotland [Poetic]
O Scotia! my dear, my native soil!Burns.
(Sco"tist) n. (Eccl. Hist.) A follower of (Joannes) Duns Scotus, the Franciscan scholastic who
maintained certain doctrines in philosophy and theology, in opposition to the Thomists, or followers of
Thomas Aquinas, the Dominican scholastic.
(Scot"o*graph) n. [Gr. sko`tos darkness + -graph.] An instrument for writing in the dark,
or without seeing. Maunder.
(||Sco*to"ma) n. [L.] (Med.) Scotomy.
(Scot"o*my) n. [NL. scotomia, from Gr. dizziness, fr. to darken, fr. sko`tos darkness: cf. F.
1. Dizziness with dimness of sight. [Obs.] Massinger.
2. (Med.) Obscuration of the field of vision due to the appearance of a dark spot before the eye.