You told me you were tired of trying to scratch out a living from this ranch.
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," Deidre observed, pitying the woman.
We're not starting from scratch, she pointed out.
"You're starting from scratch," Darkyn's mate said.
In spite of her pussycat size, she looked as if she could scratch your eyes out as quick as a tiger.
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.
Would you scratch that on a window pane for me? she teased.
Now scratch this one so there are two messages!
The trouble was, she forgot to scratch off the other name.
Was he telling her to scratch Josh's name off her list?
Fred ignored Dean's response and began to scratch his head in thought.
Scratch any chance of fingerprints.
This is but an imitation of the hand-hoe, or a succenadeum to it, and can neither supply the use of dung nor fallow, and may be properly called scratch-hoeing."
Frank Buckland, who visited the place, states that after a little while they allowed him to take hold of them, scratch them on the back, and play with them in various ways.
The crystals look like antimony, and are brittle, and so hard as to scratch glass and rubies; their specific gravity is 4.25.
Languages; probably first adopted in Teut.; the ultimate origin is not known; Skeat suggests the root rad-, to scratch; cf.
Eureka was frantic with terror, and tried to scratch and bite, so the next moment she was dropped to the floor.
She threatened to scratch my eyes out if I touched her.
Perhaps it will scratch me with its sharp claws.
By contrast, when our veteran salesperson retired, he could have been replaced by a new kid, who would have had to start from scratch.
We scratch at the surface of the planet with our feeble machinery and, because of the physical difficulty of getting at the raw materials, we term them scarce.
"For tomorrow!" said he, quickly finding the page and making a scratch from one paragraph to another with his hard nail.
"If he" (he meant the enemy) "begins popping at the bridge now," said the old soldier dismally to a comrade, "you'll forget to scratch yourself."
There were also small scratch groups of foot and horse, and groups of peasants and landowners that remained unknown.