scratch off

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v scratch off write quickly "She dashed off a note to her husband saying she would not be home for supper","He scratched off a thank-you note to the hostess"
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Usage

In literature:

She had forgotten to scratch off the day.
"We Three" by Gouverneur Morris
Course, when I tells me little tale, the Sarge give me the ha-ha and scratches our names off the book.
"Shorty McCabe" by Sewell Ford
This done, Sam German came up to the boys and took off his hat and scratched his head, looking from one to the other.
"The Dingo Boys" by G. Manville Fenn
The girl had drawn off her driving gauntlets, and the ungloved hand that she gave him was scratched and scarred across its brown back.
"Sally of Missouri" by R. E. Young
You may scratch Tom off the list; he's clear out of it.
"Otherwise Phyllis" by Meredith Nicholson
They won't come apast that scratch, and I kin skeer 'em off with this.
"Battling the Clouds" by Captain Frank Cobb
The Mahdi rises, having scratched his eyes and obtained a copious flow of tears, and takes off the halter.
"General Gordon" by Seton Churchill
Pedro shook his head when he looked at his wife, then he took off his sombrero, and scratched his head.
"The Mexican Twins" by Lucy Fitch Perkins
The race-course was scratched in the ice, and Viggo called, "Out, out, my geese," and off they ran.
"Boys and Girls Bookshelf (Vol 2 of 17)" by Various
He mopped some blood off his face, from the nail scratches of Jimmie's lady associate, and then turned toward the two officers.
"Traffic in Souls" by Eustace Hale Ball
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In poetry:

The biped in its paper cof-
Fin, cramped and plump and neat,
Had scratched its very toenails off
In making both ends meat.
"A Fowl Affair" by Hattie Howard
Oh, beggar or prince, no more, no more!
Be off and away with your strut and show.
The sweeter the apple, the blacker the core:
Scratch a lover, and find a foe!
"Ballade Of A Great Weariness" by Dorothy Parker
"The boy was all right, had got off with a scratch:
He had crept through the fence in his frolic to watch
For his father; but, wearied with mischief and play,
Had fallen asleep on the rail where he lay.
"Nottman" by Alexander Anderson
Tak thi booits off that fender! Tha's made it fair black;
Just see ha tha's scratched it! Aw'm sewer it's a sin!
Jump into theas clooas an fly hooam in a crack,
Or aw'll braik ivvery booan 'at tha has i' thi skin!
"Come Thi Ways In" by John Hartley
Take your fill of intimate remorse, perfumed sorrow,
Over the dead child of a millionaire,
And the pity of Death refusing any check on the bank
Which the millionaire might order his secretary to
scratch off
And get cashed.
"The Right To Grief" by Carl Sandburg

In news:

Scratch off Marlins' Jennings.
Winning scratch off lotto ticket.
Kourtney Kelso won $3 million on a. Kourtney Kelso won $3 million on a monopoly scratch off ticket.
The Louisiana Lottery will offer a $5 Saints-branded scratch-off game beginning in early September.
Announce a ' scratch-off ' agreement soon.
IBM Develops Scratch-off RFID Tags.
Lottery scratch-off money helps vets.
Every time someone buys one of the scratch-off game, part of the proceeds goes to the Texas Veterans Assistance Program.
It's the biggest scratch-off ever held in Idaho.
Scratch this scumbag off your date shortlist.
0Powerball, Mega-Million, scratch offs -- all ways you could be earning a little extra cash.
Lamb, of Bolton Landing, won $3 million on the 'Spectacular' scratch-off game back in October.
Soon, the band will scratch "Play Flint" off that list.
Although the iPhone 5 shows off its durability , you can see in the video that the black version of the phone's scratches are very noticeable.
With the summer winding down, you're probably scrambling to scratch a few chores off your list.
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In science:

Without this formalism, even scratching off this small layer from the surface would not have been possible.
The Kreuzer bi-homomorphism
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