Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
SCUIF, n. Also scufe, scoof. [skøf]
1. A scoop, a small hand-shovel such as is used by grocers, seedsmen, or the like (Rxb. 1923 Watson W.-B.; Lth., Rxb. 1969); a fish-slice (Fif. 1969).
2. A bat used by boys for playing at tennis or handball (Rxb. 1825 Jam., ‡1923 Watson W.-B.). Cf. Scuff, n., 3.[An altered form of Scuip, q.v., phs. influenced by Scuff, Skiff.]
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