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Old Scratch or Mr. Scratch is a nickname or pseudonym for the Devil. The name likely comes from Middle English scrat, the name of a demon or goblin, derived from Old Norse skratte.[1]

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  1. ^ "Old Scratch", The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Houghton Mifflin Company, Fifth Edition, 2011
  2. ^ "Assassin's Creed 4 Walkthrough - Sequence 05 Memory 02: Traveling Salesman (100% Sync)". Youtube. IGN Walkthroughs. 29 October 2013. Retrieved 2 February 2019. "Damn You, Old Scratch."- Mary Read