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Scratch (A)

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One who in a race starts from the scratch, other runners in the same race being a yard or so in advance. The scratch runner generally is one who has already won a similar race.

Coming up to the scratchup to the mark; about to do what we want him to do. In prize-fighting a line is scratched on the ground, and the toe of the fighter must come up to the scratch.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Scotus (Duns)
Scourge of Christians
Scourge of God
Scourge of Princes
Scouring
Scowerers
Scrape
Scrape an Acquaintance (To)
Scratch
Scratch (A)
Scratch Cradle
Scratch Crew (A)
Scratch Eleven (A)
Scratch Race (A)
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Screw Loose (A)
Screw Plot (The)
Screwed
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