Old Scratch

   In Judeo-Christian mythology, this is the being which possesses all evil, controls all evil and is the enemy of mankind. Also called The Devil, Satan, Mephistopheles, Lucifer and Beelzebub. See Ahriman.

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  • Old Scratch — Old Old, a. [Compar. {Older}; superl. {Oldest}.] [OE. old, ald, AS. ald, eald; akin to D. oud, OS. ald, OFries. ald, old, G. alt, Goth. alpeis, and also to Goth. alan to grow up, Icel. ala to bear, produce, bring up, L. alere to nourish. Cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Old Scratch — n. see SCRATCH …   English World dictionary

  • Old Scratch — Mr. Scratch redirects here. For the film of that title, see Oster Toaster and Daniel Webster (1941 film). Old Scratch or Mr. Scratch is a folk name for The Devil in the local legends of New England and pre Civil War America.[1] It is possible… …   Wikipedia

  • old scratch — noun Usage: usually capitalized O&S : old nick * * * Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S. the devil; Satan. [1755 65] * * * Old Harry, Old Nick, Old One, Old Poker or Old Scratch …   Useful english dictionary

  • Old Scratch — noun see old nick * * * Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S. the devil; Satan. [1755 65] * * * Old Harry, Old Nick, Old One, Old Poker or Old Scratch noun The Devil • • • …   Useful english dictionary

  • Old Scratch — Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S. the devil; Satan. [1755 65] * * * …   Universalium

  • Old Scratch — noun The Devil …   Wiktionary

  • Old Scratch — Satan …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • Scratch — [skrach] n. [altered (infl. by SCRATCH) < ME skratte < ON skratti, monster, sorcerer, akin to OHG scraz, goblin < IE base * (s)ker , to shrink > SCRANNEL] [sometimes s ] the Devil: usually Old Scratch …   English World dictionary

  • Old — Old, a. [Compar. {Older}; superl. {Oldest}.] [OE. old, ald, AS. ald, eald; akin to D. oud, OS. ald, OFries. ald, old, G. alt, Goth. alpeis, and also to Goth. alan to grow up, Icel. ala to bear, produce, bring up, L. alere to nourish. Cf. {Adult} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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