The crystals look like antimony, and are brittle, and so hard as to scratch glass and rubies; their specific gravity is 4.25.
In spite of her pussycat size, she looked as if she could scratch your eyes out as quick as a tiger.
"For tomorrow!" said he, quickly finding the page and making a scratch from one paragraph to another with his hard nail.
It is very unstable, a scratch causing it instantaneously to pass into the stable form with explosive violence and the development of much heat.
There were also small scratch groups of foot and horse, and groups of peasants and landowners that remained unknown.
It was either that or start from scratch but he's not even sure he's a catholic, much less committed to anything.
"You're starting from scratch," Darkyn's mate said.
The trouble was, she forgot to scratch off the other name.
Martin, they feed chiefly on "succulent bulbs, which they scratch up with the long, curved, black claws on their fore-feet.
In 1893, as the result of an attempt to make diamond by the action of sulphur on highly carburetted cast iron at 450°-500° C. he obtained a black powder too small in quantity to be analysed but hard enough to scratch corundum.
The trientoxide, Cu 3 0, is obtained when cupric oxide is heated to 1500 0 -2000° C. It forms yellowish-red crystals, which scratch glass, and are unaffected by all acids except hydrofluoric; it also dissolves in molten potash.
The lower beam carries on a saddle a scale which is raised nearly to the top of the glass case in which the machine is enclosed, and as the beams sway this scale plays past a scratch on the glass, which is so placed that when the zero point on the scale coincides with the scratch the beams are horizontal.
Even if it was just a scratch or a bite it wouldn't do to have blood at the scene, especially someone else's blood.
Languages; probably first adopted in Teut.; the ultimate origin is not known; Skeat suggests the root rad-, to scratch; cf.
His Corps was a scratch formation; his original left-hand division had been broken up two days before to strengthen the IV.
As the slightest scratch upon the metal received the niello, and became a distinct black line, ornament of the most minute and refined description could easily be produced.
"Scratch the message in this room," she said.
Would you scratch that on a window pane for me? she teased.