- to beat or flog, especially for extracting the fibers from flax stalks
#:*2005: "Scutching": the title of subsection 32.10.3 in section 32.10 "PROCESSING FIBER FLAX" â€” John Martin, Warren Leonard, David Stamp, Richard Waldren, Principles of Field Crop Production (4th Edition)
#:*1976: His prey was more often the over-scutched huswives, the threepenny whores with well-whipped backs, both from the beadle and their own hot-blooded clients. â€” Robert Nye, Falstaff
- An implement used to separate the fibres of flax by beating them
Italian: maciulla f
- A tuft or clump of grass.