Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as scranch or scrunch.
- v. make a crushing noise
“Then comes a long scraunch, and a thunderous rattle of blocks; a sail goes with a report like a gun; the vessels bump a few times, and then one draws away, leaving the other with bows staved in.”
“I want you to understand that the evangelist and the sceptic both were prepared to hear the scraunch of the collision on that deadly night; they had seen two entire ships 'companies lost since they came out, yet they would not give in or look serious altogether.”
“You must tell him which one to attack with his key preliminary to the scraunch. ”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘scraunch’.
For some reason this combination has always appealed to me; sometimes to the point of altering words to make them.
Oddments culled from my "main" lists that belong in a display cabinet of their own, plus sundry other curiosities. :-)
Looking for tweets for scraunch.