Scath


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(skăth; 277)
n.1.Harm; damage; injury; hurt; waste; misfortune.
But she was somedeal deaf, and that was skathe.
- Chaucer.
Great mercy, sure, for to enlarge a thrall,
Whose freedom shall thee turn to greatest scath.
- Spenser.
Wherein Rome hath done you any scath,
Let him make treble satisfaction.
- Shak.
References in classic literature ?
All these, and the brig herself, I had outlived; and come through these hardships and fearful perils without scath.
Goe too, you are a saucie knaue, This tricke will scath you one day I know what.
While all was still around the queen, With slender reed and needle keen Wene so contrived to wound and wreak The slumbering sailors on the deck, That each on others threw the scath And all grew tumult, pride, and wrath.