Behind her, the bench scraped against the floor.
The Byrne family had finally scraped aside enough for Cynthia to go back to school.
The footmen began moving about, chairs scraped, the band struck up in the gallery, and the guests settled down in their places.
He scraped the toe of his boot across the floor.
He scraped sand over the scorpion, burying it from her view.
In a large number of beetles of different families, stridulating areas occur on various segments of the abdomen, and are scraped by the elytra.
Katie scraped gears and smirked through her hand.
The entire surface of the basin was scraped to bed rock, sand or mineral earth, this alone costing $3,000,000.
A chair scraped next to her and Alex swore softly under his breath.
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.
He bowed his head and scraped first with one foot and then with the other, awkwardly, like a child at a dancing lesson.
The knife scraped across it, deflecting it away from his heart.
The large clear globules are scraped off into baskets, and the inferior quality that has run down the tree is collected separately.
Or ridged areas on the sides of the prothorax may be scraped by "files" on the front thighs, as in some ground-beetles.
She scraped bones from a plate into a hole she had dug in the sand.
tery was partly cut into the desired shape in the native ledge, broken or prised loose, and afterwards scraped into form.
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.
Princess snorted and scraped the ground with a front hoof.
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.
She glanced down at her shoulder and saw blood oozing out of the scraped skin.
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 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 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.
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.
Her shoulder scraped off the stall, catching the strap of her sundress on a board.
At first, they scraped a living by gathering firewood.
scraped off with the sticky oil.
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.
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.
Cade's' chair scraped the floor and his boot heels hit the floor twice before he grabbed her waist.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Her voice had the quality of a metal chair being scraped over rusty nails.
The head, that lay scraped and bloody, began to roll towards the bones.
We crossed safely, but the boat scraped the bottom of the lagoon at times as we crawled slowly along toward the hotel jetty.
impurityclass="ex">Unwanted impurities called " dross " were then scraped off the top of the caldron causing red hot sparks to cascade to the floor.
We all got a chance to practice and looked slightly manic as all six of us scraped and hacked away at the snow banks.
I also VERY gently scraped the " feet " of the 555.
scraped off the walls, not a healthy job.
The scraped pulp was applied as a stimulating plaster, and in gout, rheumatism and paralysis has been found serviceable in many instances.
I fussed and scraped with a combination of die sinkers flies and a surgical scalpel.
Low on the mountain the quartzites are scraped clean.
All the dirt is scraped off with the sticky oil.
The arsenic could then be scraped off the walls, not a healthy job.
Stainless steel can be dropped, scraped and washed repeated and still look good, though it can be damaged by excessive force such as bending or becoming stuck in a trash disposal.
Sanding - After you have scraped most of the old paint off of the beadboard, go over the surface with a medium-grained sandpaper to remove any residual paint.
After the petals fall off, the capsule can be cut and the opium gum on the inside is scraped off of it.
An abrasion usually appears as lines of scraped skin with tiny spots of bleeding.
Russell's sign-A scraped or raw area on the patient's knuckles, caused by self-induced vomiting.
Vinegar and other acidic substances are used to neutralize jellyfish nematocysts still clinging to the skin, which are then scraped off.
To achieve fusion, the involved vertebra are first exposed and then scraped to promote regrowth.
An area of skin that has been cut or scraped becomes painful or swollen, feels hot, or produces pus.
If there is a buildup of wax in the ear canal, it might be rinsed or scraped out.
The membrane often bleeds if it is scraped or cut.
Place the milk and a teaspoon of the remaining sugar in a saucepan with the scraped vanilla seeds and vanilla pods.
Portobello mushrooms on the other hand need to have the gills scraped off before they can be stuffed.
Scrape the gills completely off the flesh of the mushroom and discard the scraped gills.
In ancient times there were a number of repulsive home remedies for tattoo removal including wearing a paste of pigeon poop and vinegar, or rubbing the skin with coarse salt until both the flesh and most of the ink was scraped away.
This is healthy, and shouldn't be picked at or scraped off.
Non-liquid products that have stained your floor, such as gum or candle wax, can be scraped off Pergo floors.
If a helmet is scraped, it just means that at some point it served its purpose -- but check it carefully to make sure only the finish was damaged.
She picked up her plate and scraped the food into a scrap bowl for the cat.
He related how she'd been injured, adding that he guessed the volume of vodka she consumed afterward contributed more to her morning sick leave than her scraped knee.
He scraped the snow scene from the parlor window and changed the lock on the front door, an insurance company precaution mandated annually because so many keys were not returned.
annul the regulations, the government scraped home with a majority of two.
Dealing with human feces Where possible feces may be scraped up (e.g. using a dustpan or shovel) and put down a toilet.
Walls & Roof The walls were scraped of their plaster and their stonework exposed during the 1893 restoration.
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