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Name Term description
Name Say-master Term description

Master of assay (to the mint)

Name Scald head/scald heid Term description

Used to denote a number of scalp conditions featuring the formation of pustules and the loss of hair (including ringworm).

Name Scallag Term description

The poor servant of a tacksman

Name Scavenger Term description

A person who cleans the street (scaffie)

Name Scheigrinder Term description

Scissor grinder or sharpener

Name Scheirsmith Term description

Scissor smith

Name Scheise-maker Term description

Cheese maker

Name Schepherd Term description

One who tends a flock of sheep

Name Schiep Term description

Sheep. For more information, see our guide to agricultural produce and livestock.

Name Schiphird boy Term description

One who tends a flock of sheep

Name Schirsmith Term description

Scissor smith

Name Schoolmaster Term description

Teacher, often head teacher, in school

Name Schoolmistress Term description

Teacher, often head teacher, in school

Name Sclater Term description

One who prepares and fits roof slates and other slates

Name Scribe Term description

Clerk, secretary

Name Scrivener Term description

A scribe employed to draw up contracts

Name Scrofula Term description

Tuberculosis of the lymphatic glands

Name Scrumpox Term description

Skin infection, impetigo

Name Seaman Term description

Sailor, one who works on boats or ships

Name Seamstress Term description

Woman who sews

Name Seave-wright Term description

One who makes sieves

Name Secretary Term description

One who assists with paperwork, clerk

Name Seedman Term description

Seed merchant

Name Seedsman Term description

Seed merchant

Name Seif-wricht Term description

One who makes sieves