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  • Down they go, kit an 'kaboodle, twenty feet, bear, dawgs, an' Rocky, slidin ', cussin', an 'scratchin', ker-plump into ten feet of water in the bed of stream.

    THE END OF THE STORY

  • De weeds haf be clar'd out 'fore we can make a crap; all dis yere work takes a heap o 'scratchin', fur 'Whar de hen scratch, dar be de bug, also.'

    Bond and Free: A Tale of the South

  • They was all like that then, every fam'ly just barely holdin 'on, an' scratchin 'for dear life.

    Hillsboro People

  • Yeah Rohn, but the consensus is that the kid's getting the upper hand here, he's got old BBDorothydog sniffin 'scratchin' and runnin 'for cover ...

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  • "That boy-o there, it was himself that did it, carryin 'on like a banshee an' scratchin 'the broom closet door that I waxed only a week since.

    The Cat Who Knew Shakespeare

  • "'Heyo, dar! w'at you doin' scratchin 'yo' scaly hide on my tree, en tryin 'fer ter break hit down?'

    Southern Stories Retold from St. Nicholas

  • "(Harry -" Yeah Rohn, but the consensus is that the kid's getting the upper hand here, he's got old BBDorothydog sniffin 'scratchin' and runnin 'for cover ... ")

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  • Florida Evans and her "familia" of J.J., Michael, and a married Thelma were no longer scratchin' and survivin', and finally moved out of the Cabrini-Green Houses in Chicago.

    Barry Michael Cooper: Mourning In America (The Crack of the Dawn of the Dead)

  • P.S. I have tried it & I'm pretty much right there with uplander on the scratchin.

    Golfing With A Shotgun

  • We also have some scratchin trees, one of them being literally a tree, a thin birch bole.

    Keep Your Cats From Destroying Your Furniture | Lifehacker Australia

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