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scart

[skahrt] /skɑrt/
verb (used with or without object), Scot.
1.
to scratch, scrape, mark, or scar.
Origin of scart
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English (Scots), metathetic variant of scrat to scratch
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Examples from the Web for scart
Historical Examples
  • scart of a boat, scart of being seasick, scart of a gun, scart of everything!

    The Depot Master Joseph C. Lincoln
  • If I ain't scart to have you here, I don't see why you should be scart to stay.

    The Woman-Haters Joseph C. Lincoln
  • His being a millionaire and a stock-jobber was what scart me fust along.

    Cape Cod Stories Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Round and round the place we went, me scart for my life and she fairly frothing with rage.

    Cape Cod Stories Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Don't be scart, George; it's Kent Whiteman that has got his eye upon you.

    The Ranger Edward S. Ellis
  • This scart the women and men, and they axed me what war to be done?

    Bill Biddon, Trapper Edward S. Ellis
  • Yo're scart—that's what's the matter with you-all—afraid to even carry a warning!

    Curly Roger Pocock
  • But I ain't got that reason, an' never will have—so I'm scart.

    Rayton: A Backwoods Mystery Theodore Goodridge Roberts
  • I'm stiff in th' jints, an' beside, you've scart me to death, eenamost.

  • I let him go into the cellar that night you say your sister was scart.

    The Girls of Hillcrest Farm

    Amy Bell Marlowe
British Dictionary definitions for scart

scart

/skært/
verb
1.
to scratch or scrape
noun
2.
a scratch or scrape
3.
a stroke of a pen
4.
a small amount; scraping
Word Origin
C14: from earlier scrat

Scart

/skɑːt/
noun
1.
(electronics)
  1. a 21-pin plug-and-socket system which carries picture, sound, and other signals, used especially in home entertainment systems
  2. (as modifier): a Scart cable
Word Origin
C20: after Syndicat des Constructeurs des Appareils Radiorécepteurs et Téléviseurs, the company that designed it
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