scrape along

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v scrape along manage one's existence barely "I guess I can squeeze by on this lousy salary"
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Usage

In literature:

Then the submarine went scraping along, hitting the conning tower every now and then.
"Under the Ocean to the South Pole" by Roy Rockwood
I could hear Fee's chair scraping the floor as he hitched himself along toward us.
"We Ten" by Lyda Farrington Krausé
But I'm pretty rugged yet, and I guess I can manage to scrape along.
"Five Hundred Dollars" by Horatio Alger
It was intensely dark beneath the trees, and Paul could feel light boughs and sometimes heavy branches scrape along his shoulders.
"High Noon" by Anonymous
There were dark, irregular blotches here and there along the rocks, and on these he scraped a hiding film of dust.
"As It Was in the Beginning" by Philip Verrill Mighels
You boys have been having your own way right along, and you have done nothing but run into scrape after scrape.
"Frank Merriwell's Bravery" by Burt L. Standish
It is all along of you that I am in this scrape.
"The Settlers at Home" by Harriet Martineau
She was seeking wildly along the wall now, her hands rasped and bleeding with scraping against the rough surface.
"A German Pompadour" by Marie Hay
Something scraped along our side.
"World's War Events, Vol. I" by Various
Scrape the other wire along the rough file.
"How Two Boys Made Their Own Electrical Apparatus" by Thomas M. (Thomas Matthew) St. John
He thought of it as his toes scraped along the granite behind him.
"The Web of the Golden Spider" by Frederick Orin Bartlett
Captain Dawson drew a match from his pocket and scraping it along his thigh, held it to the face of his watch.
"A Waif of the Mountains" by Edward S. Ellis
Now, Paddy is content to just scrape along.
"Ireland as It Is" by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
But in the meantime we'll see if we can't scrape along without it.
"The Romance of a Plain Man" by Ellen Glasgow
The race is not ornamental, nor is it over-bright, having only enough wit to scrape along with.
"The So-called Human Race" by Bert Leston Taylor
He's fixin' up some story as he goes along that'll git him out of the scrape slick as a whistle.
"Si Klegg, Book 5 (of 6) The Deacon's Adventures At Chattanooga In Caring For The Boys" by John McElroy
Scraping along for nearly her own length she slid into deep water.
"Rounding up the Raider" by Percy F. Westerman
His front teeth seem made for scraping along my arm.
"Hints to Pilgrims" by Charles Stephen Brooks
The mine itself rolls along the side of the passing ship, but the arm simply trails or scrapes along.
"Marvels of Scientific Invention" by Thomas W. Corbin
This man walked with a time-killing shamble, scraping his feet along.
"Local Color" by Irvin S. Cobb
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In news:

Dip half of each cookie into the melted chips, scraping along edge of pot or bowl to remove excess coating.
Scrapes and gouge marks show the glider 's path along US 41A.
Scrape out the seeds and pulp along with some of the flesh from sides to allow room for the filling.
At American Landscaping, along C st in South Anchorage, crews "roll" the surface of their pile every day or so, scraping off a top layer of gravel, which can insulate the snow, slowing its melt.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bond yields are scraping along at record lows, but investors keep buying them, valuing the modest, fixed returns they pay over the bigger potential profits offered by stocks.
Bond yields are scraping along at record lows, but investors keep buying them, valuing the modest, fixed returns they pay over the bigger potential profits offered by stocks.
It ran straight into 11-year-old Samantha Irons, who was hit so hard she suffered a concussion, along with bruises and scrapes.
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