The ordinary bone button, or “scroggy,” being the unit of value.
Passing through some scroggy woods, skirting the side of a beautiful green hill, they walked midway up.
They passed through some scroggy woods skirting the side of a beautiful green hill, which they ascended half way.
"overgrown with bushes," Scottish and northern English, mid-15c., from scrog (n.) "a stunted bush, a shrub-like plant" (c.1400), probably related to scrag "a lean person or thing" (1570s); cf. scraggly.