A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (up to 1700)

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Scruffer, n. [Scrufe v.] A person who deals superficially with (a matter). — Calleing him a betrayer of sowles, a scruffer of scriptures; 1658 Cupar Presb. 182.

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