10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SCRUNTY»
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78 THE SCRUNTY COW. Lean Scrunty fed on ilka knowe, And she gave milk the
summer through; The bairnies a' kenn'd Scrunty. It happen'd ance upon a time A
pedlar (so doth say my rhyme) Had stole the milk frae Scrunty; The folk they ...
The English Dialect Dictionary: Being the Complete ...
CIc. Twa scrunts o'er the strings make my troubles a' flee, EDWARDS Mod. Poets,
gth S. 90. Ayr. The scrunt of Janet's chair on the floor, DOUGLAS Green Shutters (
1901) 324. Cld. (JAM.) Hence Scrunty , adj. producing a crisp, crackling sound ...
The English dialect dictionary, being the complete ...
Rdn. For birks a wee bit scrunty row'n, Carlo; Gm'n (1793) :14, ed. 181']. Rah. (
Jam) Itch. Thou bitter biting blast, . . Sough through the scruntie tree, ELDER
Borgia (r891) 33. N.Cy.l (s.v. Scranny.) th. Now he's worn scrnnty, RI'I'sON N. Geri
SCRUNTY, poor, bare, barren, poverty-stricken ; small, mean, contemptible.
Applied to persons, it means diminutive, under- grown, or ill-thriven ; or to
characters, miserly, hardfisted. " Lyuk what a little scrunty bit he's gi'en us." " He's
a poor ...
Richard Oliver Heslop, 1894
The Roxburghshire Word-Book
Also scrunted. C—W. Stunted, shrivelled, withered. [Cf. SW. dialect skrinta to be
dry, thin, etc.] SCRUNTY, a. G. 1. = SCRUNTIT: “Scrunty thorn” (A. Scott8 59). 2.
Near, mean, niggardly: “A scrunty body.” “A scrunty pennyworth 0' milk." SCUD, a.
See RUNT, 2. SCRUNTY, poor, bare, barren, poverty-stricken ; small, mean,
contemptible. Applied to persons, it means diminutive, under- grown, or ill-thriven
; or to characters, miserly, hardfisted. " Lyuk what a little scrunty bit he's gi'en us.
An Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language: To ...
Stunted in growth, meagre, Lanarks. ; evidently the same with Scrunty, q. v. Also
Scruntet-like. " She went on, her eye having caught the figure of Caley Mulloy, '
Haud abye ! ye scruntet-like wurlyono' the pit : haud abye !' " Saint Patrick, ii. 313.
John Jamieson, John Longmuir, David Donaldson (F. E. I. S.), 1879
Shep was barking at a rare sight: Scrunty Branny, the postman, cycling into the
yard. Jamie's heart lifted as he went to greet him. But he didn't dare hope. "How
ye, Scrunty? Not often I see ye here." Scrunty Branny, a Breughelian peasant with
SCRUNTY, Short and thick. " A lile scrunty fellow. 2. Stunted timber. SCRY, To
descry, to detect. SCUFFLE, To scramble. SCUFT, Nape of the neck Arabic, cufaa
. SCUGG, A sheltered place. Isl. scugge, umbra. SCURRY, A precipitate flight.
William Carr (B.D.), 1828
The Dialect of Craven, in the West-Riding of the County of ...
With a Copious Glossary, Illustrated by Authorities from Ancient English and
Scottish Writers and Exemplified by Two Familiar Dialogues William Carr.
SCRUDDY, Short, stunted. SCRUFF, Scurf by metathesis. Belg. schorffe.
SCRUNTY, Short ...
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