That Obama has been going down to the metaphorical crossroads once too often and making compromises with Old Scratch?
To hear you speak of the Old Scratch any one would think he was just a common person.
And, if ever Old Scratch got into a brute beast, he got into that mule this morning.
He runs like the Old Scratch was after him, and has plenty of wind left to tell how scared he is!
He's got the sperit of the Old Scratch in him, and I can't git it out.
When I was younger I was such an Old Scratch I'd meet 'em right in de road, some without heads.
Egad, said he to himself, Old Scratch must have had a tough time of it!
Now, if any of you have any sort of pull with the weather man have him make it rain like the Old Scratch, and keep it up.
Old Scratch is the Hairy one, or Pilosus, as his name is rendered in the glosses.
Mercy on us, Mr. Peter, are you quarrelling with the Old Scratch?