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
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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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