Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The nape of the neck; the scruff.

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Examples

  • Down-stairs came Emily, dragging after her the unwilling Keeper, his hind legs set in a heavy attitude of resistance, held by the “scuft of his neck,” but growling low and savagely all the time.

    The Life of Charlotte Bronte

  • Down-stairs came Emily, dragging after her the unwilling Keeper, his hind legs set in a heavy attitude of resistance, held by the "scuft of his neck," but growling low and savagely all the time.

    Life of Charlotte Brontë — Volume 1

  • 'the scuft of the neck,' ran him out to the door in a twinkling.

    The History of David Grieve

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