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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
scrapegut or scrape-gut
noun: A fiddler.
Traditionally, violin strings were made of catgut, which is gut or intestines of sheep or goat (not cats). The word scrapegut is a jocular or contemptuous reference to a violinist, as if scraping the strings. Earliest documented use: 1837.
“I am in tune with the fork, and ready ere master scrape-gut yonder has his rosin out.”
Arthur Maquarie; The Happy Kingdom; Bickers and Son; 1913.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:Fear is a disease that eats away at logic and makes man inhuman. -Marian Anderson, singer (27 Feb 1897-1993)