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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In cotton manufacturing, a scutcher or picker.


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  • I have seen a legion of boys scamper over our grass-plot under the chestnut-trees, each one as active as if he were a new patent picking-machine, sweeping the ground clean of nuts, and disappear over the hill before I could go to the door and speak to them about it.

    Being a Boy


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