scratch along

Definitions

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

In literature:

And he jumped along, dragging with him the waves of scratching rats, all the thousand sounds.
"The Phantom of the Opera" by Gaston Leroux
A little scratching was heard along the curtains of the alcove.
"The Vicomte de Bragelonne" by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
It, too, was rolled, scratched, and polished, and had evidently been swept along by the tumultuous flood.
"The Prehistoric World" by E. A. Allen
I am big enough and ugly enough to scratch along somehow, and I will not starve.
"Real Soldiers of Fortune" by Richard Harding Davis
A great black smudge ran along her cheek, and on her chin was a deep red scratch.
"Dan Merrithew" by Lawrence Perry
One end had gotten under the bob runners and was scratching along in the snow.
"The Rover Boys on the Farm" by Arthur M. Winfield (AKA Edward Stratemeyer)
And then came the scratching sound of a hand running along the wall.
"A Prisoner of Morro" by Upton Sinclair
We can scratch along if they do take our stuff.
"Gold" by Stewart White
I believe; no writing, just drive along as the words come and the pen will scratch!
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 23 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
I listen for the sound of his crutches scratching along the floor up the stairs.
"Black Diamonds" by Mór Jókai
His eyes wandered along every stitch of the harness, and finally down to Scratch's feet.
"Harper's Round Table, July 23, 1895" by Various
I don't know how the widow has contrived to scratch along, and keep out of the workhouse.
"Flora Lyndsay" by Susanna Moodie
Father Brighthopes scratched up the few remaining wisps with his rake, and followed along the wagon-track.
"Father Brighthopes" by John Townsend Trowbridge
Note the marks along the back, presumably tooth rakes, consisting of scratches that are paired and close together.
"Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises of the Western North Atlantic" by Stephen Leatherwood
A faint scratching along the rocky floor warned him that the animal was gathering for a spring.
"Unexplored!" by Allen Chaffee
She wanted to come back, but I scratched her word that I'd try to jog along without her.
"A Yankee from the West" by Opie Read
The second Dutchman scratched him deeply along the side.
"The Plowshare and the Sword" by Ernest George Henham
Every time he got up a little way, his claws just scratched along the hard rock and he came sailing down again.
"Outa Karel's Stories" by Sanni Metelerkamp
He now plodded on, head down, dragging the sled and the child, with Prince slipping and scratching along beside them.
"Carolyn of the Corners" by Ruth Belmore Endicott
I ran my hands along the rail on the stairs and felt a scratch.
"The Closed Book" by William Le Queux
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In news:

SCARBOROUGH — The early arrival of soft-shell lobsters along the southern Maine coast has industry insiders scratching their heads about what the unusual spring landings mean for the rest of the season.
Still, he expects his pen to scratch up on the beach of the Snake River before next summer, riding along steadily on a stream of ink, until in 2002 he reaches the Washington coast.
Vandals spray painted some of the cars, other cars had long, deep scratches along the side and front that appeared to be made with a key.
Daniel Arroyo develops the image of a porcupine on his scratch board at his gift shop ranch along Peter Dan Road three miles east of Elmer City.
We will make the masa from scratch along with a variety of filling including vegetarian delights.
Use along with the Wash Wax ALL waterless wash products to remove baked-on bugs, carbon, exhaust soot, and black streaks without scratching.
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