And I thought wed haf to scrouge down over a whisp of fire to-night in the open.
I think we ought to scrouge down under something until the snow stops.
"You scrouge just like the puppy," was his appreciative comment of her gentle nestling against his little body.
He'd have made the young one scrouge himself up dreadful narrow an' wriggle himself free, somehow.
[ultimately fr late 16th-century scruze, ''squeeze,'' perhaps a blend of screw and squeeze]