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Alternative spelling of scot-free.
From Old English scotfreo (“exempt from royal tax"), See scot + free
Their trial and conviction for manslaughter may be found in the daily periodicals of the date; but, strange to say, the experimental physiologists and nurses escaped scot-free.
They ended up getting trapped under a rock fall while we got away scot free.
And got away scot-free, and with more money than any of us could possibly imagine.
The match official saw the funny side of the incident and the player, luckily, escaped scot free.
If the mancipium died a natural death under the creditor's hand, the creditor was scot free.
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