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 Old Salt (An).Old Song. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Old Scratch.
 
The devil; so called from Schratz or Skratti, a demon of Scandinavian mythology. (See NICK.)   1
 


 Old Salt (An).Old Song. 

 
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