Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To scratch; tear with the nails.
- v. transitive To scratch; scratch about; scratch all over.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To tear with the nails; to cover with scratches.
- From Middle English bescratchen, equivalent to be- + scratch. (Wiktionary)
“Stand so, my children, two by two, and -- Lotta, why do they thus themselves bescratch?”
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