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- v. Present participle of scotch.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Dressing stone with a pick or pointed instrument.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In masonry, a method of dressing stone either with a pick or with pick-shaped chisels inserted into a socket formed in the head of a hammer. Also scutching.
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“Bill, see if you can get anywhere on scotching the legs on that cherry picker and I'll be right back.”
American Airlines said it was scotching flights to and from St. Louis on Monday.
Annie had other ideas, and arranged for me to get three or four callamities in a row, causing me to be lose a turn four turns in a row, scotching my chances to win.
Even after the Gallup survey showed she far outshone Obama with the general public, Clinton again proved her iron loyalty to Obama and the Democratic Party by quickly scotching any talk about running for president in 2012.
She resumed her busy schedule Thursday and was expected to appear in Orange County in the afternoon before hop-scotching throughout the state during the final weekend before Election Day.
Second, you could pay interns centrally, by allowing them to claim the dole? the perverse effect of this would be to flood the labour market with cheap hands and devalue entry-level salaried positions (possibly scotching them altogether).
While hop-scotching from country to country in exile, he continues to address supporters via the Internet, exhorting them to drive out a regime he says doesn't care about the common man.
Lee Westwood will take part in the first round of the French Open this afternoon, scotching fears that a muscle strain would force him to miss the competition.
And with the court's 7-2 decision scotching Uribe's reelection plans, Colombia's 2010 campaign to elect a new president can finally begin.
The mathematician Paul Erdos was famous for hop-scotching around his discipline, and his productivity never flagged: He ended up co-writing nearly 1,500 scientific papers, making him one of the most prolific mathematicians of all time.
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