scrog

scrog

[skrog]
noun Scot. and North England.
1.
any naturally short or stunted tree or bush, as a crab apple tree or blackthorn bush.
2.
scrogs, underbrush; brushwood.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English skrogg; probably akin to scrag

scroggy, adjective
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/skrog/ [Bell Labs] To damage, trash, or corrupt a data structure. "The list header got scrogged." Also reported as "skrog", and ascribed to the comic strip "The Wizard of Id". Compare scag; possibly the two are related. Equivalent to scribble or mangle.
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