Elisabeth, in wolf form, stood scratching at the door, whimpering.
"It's easy to get into trouble when you're out scratching on your own," Dean said, prompting for more detail.
Eureka helped him by flying into the faces of the enemy and scratching and biting furiously, and the kitten ruined so many vegetable complexions that the Mangaboos feared her as much as they did the horse.
Abruptly the scratching sound of the crampons beneath his feet told him he'd reached the first mounds of solid ice.
The whole wing is a unique modification, deeply affecting the skeletal, muscular and tegumentary structures, but fluttering, skimming, sailing, soaring are motions much more akin to one another than climbing and grasping, running, scratching, paddling and wading.
Even his sisters were scratching their heads.
She grimaced, scratching along her waistband.
I've been scratching all day.
At all events, there she was, tearing and scratching and biting Viney like some wild thing.
It ignored her, focusing instead on scratching at a spot of dirt, one of its main food sources.
Again, the voter, especially the ignorant one, refrains from scratching his ticket, lest in some way he should fail to comply with the technicalities of the law and his vote be lost.
An odd scratching sound came from the kitchen, like Evelyn's cat scratching at the door after it returned from its morning prowl.
We may easily realise its transmission through a solid by putting the ear against a table and scratching the wood at some distance, and through a liquid by keeping both ears under water in a bath and tapping the side of the bath.
The feet are small, each with five claws, those of the fore feet strongest, and fitted for scratching and digging.
Tokens which were messages of death), " scratching on a folded tablet many spiritdestroying things, and bade him show this to his father-in-law, that he might perish."
But when the irritation is situated in the skin itself, as in eczema, the scratching tends to increase inflammation, and makes the irritation worse.
The two little claws of these toes, projecting together from the skin, may be of use in scratching and cleaning the fur of the animal, but the toes must have quite lost all connexion with the functions of support or progression.
When crystallized, however, haematite often presents a dark colour, even iron-black; but on scratching the surface, the powder of the streak shows the colour of dried blood.
It consists of a smoked cylinder revolving by means of clockwork at a known speed, and a style or pen which inscribes its surface by scratching or brushing away the lampblack.
The plough is merely a pointed stick shod with iron, crossed by another stick which serves as a share, scratching the ground to the depth of a few inches.
Denisov was sitting there scratching with his pen on a sheet of paper.
For a hunt and a gallop, eh? asked Nicholas, scratching Milka behind the ears.
Karay finished scratching his hindquarters and, cocking his ears, got up with quivering tail from which tufts of matted hair hung down.
At that moment the first smith got up and, scratching his bruised face to make it bleed, shouted in a tearful voice: Police!
Well, personally, I'd like to see some little chicks scratching at the ground like their mother.
She met Keaton at the door, scratching at a new spot under the band of her bra in the back.
By the patient study of the behaviour of precocious young birds, such as chicks, pheasants, ducklings and moorhens, it can be readily ascertained that such modes of activity as running, swimming, diving, preening the down, scratching the ground, pecking at small objects, with the characteristic attitudes expressive of fear and anger, are so far instinctive as to be definite on their first occurrence - they do not require to be learnt.
In the 17th and 18th centuries the processes of scratching, engraving and etching were brought to great perfection.