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scutch

 (skŭch)
tr.v. scutched, scutch·ing, scutch·es
To separate the valuable fibers of (flax, for example) from the woody parts by beating, combing, or scraping.
n.
An implement or machine used for scutching.

[Obsolete French escoucher, from Anglo-Norman escucher, from Vulgar Latin *excuticāre, frequentative of Latin excutere, to shake out : ex-, ex- + quatere, to shake; see kwēt- in Indo-European roots.]

scutch′er n.

scutch

(skʌtʃ)
vb
(Textiles) (tr) to separate the fibres from the woody part of (flax) by pounding
n
(Textiles) Also called: scutcher the tool used for this
[C18: from obsolete French escoucher, from Vulgar Latin excuticāre (unattested) to beat out, from Latin ex-1 + quatere to shake]

scutch

(skʌtʃ)
vb (tr)
dialect Northern English to strike with an open hand

scutch

(skʌtʃ)

v.t.
1. to dress (flax) by beating.
n.
2. Also, scutch′er. a device for scutching flax fiber.
[1680–90; < Middle French *escoucher (French écoucher) < Vulgar Latin *excuticāre, for Latin excutere (ex- ex-1 + -cutere, comb. form of quatere to shatter]

scutch


Past participle: scutched
Gerund: scutching

Imperative
scutch
scutch
Present
I scutch
you scutch
he/she/it scutches
we scutch
you scutch
they scutch
Preterite
I scutched
you scutched
he/she/it scutched
we scutched
you scutched
they scutched
Present Continuous
I am scutching
you are scutching
he/she/it is scutching
we are scutching
you are scutching
they are scutching
Present Perfect
I have scutched
you have scutched
he/she/it has scutched
we have scutched
you have scutched
they have scutched
Past Continuous
I was scutching
you were scutching
he/she/it was scutching
we were scutching
you were scutching
they were scutching
Past Perfect
I had scutched
you had scutched
he/she/it had scutched
we had scutched
you had scutched
they had scutched
Future
I will scutch
you will scutch
he/she/it will scutch
we will scutch
you will scutch
they will scutch
Future Perfect
I will have scutched
you will have scutched
he/she/it will have scutched
we will have scutched
you will have scutched
they will have scutched
Future Continuous
I will be scutching
you will be scutching
he/she/it will be scutching
we will be scutching
you will be scutching
they will be scutching
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been scutching
you have been scutching
he/she/it has been scutching
we have been scutching
you have been scutching
they have been scutching
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been scutching
you will have been scutching
he/she/it will have been scutching
we will have been scutching
you will have been scutching
they will have been scutching
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been scutching
you had been scutching
he/she/it had been scutching
we had been scutching
you had been scutching
they had been scutching
Conditional
I would scutch
you would scutch
he/she/it would scutch
we would scutch
you would scutch
they would scutch
Past Conditional
I would have scutched
you would have scutched
he/she/it would have scutched
we would have scutched
you would have scutched
they would have scutched
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After hand-harvesting, fiber was crudely separated by "retting," (discussed in this section), hand-stripping and/or beating, scutching (removal of smaller bits of adhering woody tissues from the phloem fiber, accomplished in the past with mechanical tools), hackling ("hackles" were the steel "brushes" traditionally used to separate the fibers), and perhaps additional combing to remove the remaining pieces of stalks, broken fibers and extraneous material.
That's important, because hemp must be planted early enough for its harvest endgame of retting and scutching to be viable.
Linen workers and flax farmers prevented the introduction of heckling and scutching machines.
Decortication (breaking), scutching and hackling operations can produce lignocellulosic fibres that range from fibre bundles, technical fibres (50-100 [micro]m in diameter) to elementary fibres (20 [micro]m in diameter), or even smaller, micro fibrils (4-10 nm).
10) The oblong bone and antler artefacts found from the cultural layer of the Late Bronze Age fortified settlement of Asva, interpreted as combs for scutching the flax, were formerly considered as the oldest sign of flax cultivation in the Estonian area (Jaanits et al.
The fibers are once again dried before being sent to a scutching machine which removes any extraneous plant parts and breaks up the fibers.
In traditional hemp processing the long fibers are fractionated from the internal woody hurds in two steps, breaking (stalks are crushed, in more recent times using rollers that break the woody core into short pieces) and scutching (the remaining hurds, short fibers ("tow") and long fibers ("line fiber," "long-line fiber") are separated).
Since I had been confused about the name of the flax brake, I thought I had already completed scutching so I skipped that part of the process.
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