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 ?
He is in MY domain: therein shall he receive no scath! And verily, there are many evil beasts about me."--
As when Heavens Fire Hath scath'd the Forrest Oaks, or Mountain Pines, With singed top their stately growth though bare Stands on the blasted Heath.
All these, and the brig herself, I had outlived; and come through these hardships and fearful perils without scath. My only thought should have been of gratitude; and yet I could not behold the place without sorrow for others and a chill of recollected fear.