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Old Scratch

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The devil; so called from Schratz or Skratti, a demon of Scandinavian mythology. (See Nick.)

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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