1) A rare word with just one OED reference, in Nottinghamshire in 1561. It means embankment or possibly water channel.

1704 ‘unless care be yearly taken for cutting destroying and clearing weeds ... and removing the sand bed from the Mill Scutt, the Beck or River will in a short time be grown up again’, Beverley.

places Beverley
dates 1704

Related Content Loading...

Photo by Kreuzschnabel CC BY-SA 3.0