5. anything stunted, gnarled or shrivelled (Scottish)
6. the crab-apple, Pyrus malus (Scottish and dialect)
7. a scratch (dialect)
1. to scratch, scrape, claw (obsolete except dialect)
2. to erase (dialect)
3. to grab, snatch; to steal (obsolete except dialect)
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for crab-apple: probably of Scandinavian origin: cf. Swedish dialect skrabba of the same meaning, Sweddish scrabba sea-scorpion
for verb: from Dutch schrabben: allied to scrape (vb.)
(for verb 1)
From: The Monthly Magazine,
Or, British Register, Vol. XXVI, Part II for 1808.
Sept. 1, 1808. Reflections occasioned from the perusal of
Mr. Colquhoun's Treatise on Indigence.