from The Century Dictionary.
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He afterwards commenced the business of a scaw-banker, which means that he went about the country enticing mechanics and rustics to ship to America, on promise of having their fortunes made in that country; and then by artful practices, produced their indentures as servants, in consequence of which on their arrival in
American Prisoners of the Revolution Danske Dandridge
“Yes, mem, I've had the sma'pox, the nirls , the blabs , the scaw , the kinkhost , and the fever, the branks  and the worm .”
Reminiscences of Scottish Life and Character Ramsay, Edward B 1874