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  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of scathe.


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  • (pl. noun) - (1) The injury done by cattle or swine not kept within bounds is frequently mentioned as scathes, as in the Dedham Records (1638): "All scathes done by any swyne shal be satisfyed."

    --George Philip Krapp's The English Language in America, (1925)

    (2) Scathely, with damage or injury. Only in alliterative phrase, to scape scathely. c.1400

    --Sir James Murray's New English Dictionary, 1908

    January 14, 2018