The footmen began moving about, chairs scraped, the band struck up in the gallery, and the guests settled down in their places.
The Byrne family had finally scraped aside enough for Cynthia to go back to school.
Behind her, the bench scraped against the floor.
He scraped sand over the scorpion, burying it from her view.
Katie scraped gears and smirked through her hand.
In a large number of beetles of different families, stridulating areas occur on various segments of the abdomen, and are scraped by the elytra.
The entire surface of the basin was scraped to bed rock, sand or mineral earth, this alone costing $3,000,000.
He scraped the toe of his boot across the floor.
A chair scraped next to her and Alex swore softly under his breath.
When the last of the dessert was scraped away, Coach Grayson, in his ever-present baseball cap and sweatshirt, entered the restaurant.
He bowed his head and scraped first with one foot and then with the other, awkwardly, like a child at a dancing lesson.
The large clear globules are scraped off into baskets, and the inferior quality that has run down the tree is collected separately.
The knife scraped across it, deflecting it away from his heart.
The Pentatomidae, bristle-bearing tubercles on the legs are scraped across a set of fine striations on the abdominal sterna.
These are collected in water, scraped over the edge of a shell to free them from adhering cellular tissue and epidermis, and more than once washed in a running stream, followed by renewed scraping till the desired purity of fibre is attained.
Or ridged areas on the sides of the prothorax may be scraped by "files" on the front thighs, as in some ground-beetles.
In many of those ants whose third abdominal segment forms a second " node," the basal dorsal region of the fourth segment is traversed by a large number of very fine transverse striations; over these the sharp hinder edge of the third segment can be scraped to and fro, and the result is a stridulating organ which gives rise to a note of very high pitch.
The good doctor had travelled much, and the reading of his itineraries and note-books awakened such a longing for travel in the young Holberg that at last, at the close of 1704, having scraped together 60 dollars, he went on board a ship bound for Holland.
They are enlarged to the size of an almond, rounded, firm and pink; there is some engorgement and oedema on section; the substance is rather soft, and can be scraped off with a knife.
She scraped bones from a plate into a hole she had dug in the sand.
112) .The earliest style of pottery is entirely hand made, without any rotary motion; the form being built up with a flat stick inside and the hand outside, and finally scraped and burnished in a vertical direction.
In a state of captivity the civet is never completely tamed, and only kept for the sake of its perfume, which is obtained in largest quantity from the male, especially when in good condition and subjected to irritation, being scraped from the pouch with a small spoon usually twice a week.
The latter lay their eggs in one and the same nest, a shallow pit scraped out by their feet, with the earth heaped around to form a kind of wall against which the outermost circle of eggs rest.
The roots extend horizontally in the ground on all sides for about 9 ft., and from these the earth has to be carefully scraped away and other roots cut through where such come across.
The fragments adhering to the stem, after the finest flakes have been removed are scraped off, and form the small or Tolfa manna of commerce.
The surface film, together with half an inch to an inch of sand, is then carefully scraped off and stored for subsequent washing and use.
Again the footmen rushed about, chairs scraped, and in the same order in which they had entered but with redder faces, the guests returned to the drawing room and to the count's study.
The two had gradually fallen in love, married, scraped together funds, and together with Fred O'Connor, purchased a hundred-year-old Colorado Victorian home.
Her shoulder scraped off the stall, catching the strap of her sundress on a board.
She glanced down at her shoulder and saw blood oozing out of the scraped skin.
After the outer surface has been scraped and cleaned, the pieces are flattened by heating them over a fire and submitting them to pressure on a flat surface.
When the powder had become thoroughly liquid, so as to fill all the lines, the plate was allowed to cool, and the whole surface was scraped, so as to remove the superfluous niello, leaving only what had sunk into and filled up the engraved pattern.
Cade's' chair scraped the floor and his boot heels hit the floor twice before he grabbed her waist.
Princess snorted and scraped the ground with a front hoof.
Tery was partly cut into the desired shape in the native ledge, broken or prised loose, and afterwards scraped into form.
In breeding-time the bird resorts to solitary island groups, like the Crozet Islands and the elevated Tristan da Cunha, where it has its nest - a natural hollow or a circle of earth roughly scraped together - on the open ground.
Formerly imported into Europe in small quantities under the name of "baume focot," being scraped off in the spring and put into shells.
The root-feeding larvae of the cockchafer and allied members of the Scarabaeidae have a ridged area on the mandible, which is scraped by teeth on the maxillae, apparently forming a stridulating organ.
In Switzerland and parts of Germany, where it is collected in some quantity for commerce, a long strip of bark is cut out of the tree near the root; the resin that slowly accumulates during the summer is scraped out in the latter part of the season, and the slit enlarged slightly the following spring to ensure a continuance of the supply.