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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An implement for scratching the back, generally made of bone or ivory, in the form of a small hand fixed to a long slender handle.
  • n. A toy of wood or bone having a thin tongue which presses upon a toothed wheel, on the principle of a watchman's rattle: when it is rubbed on the back of a person, it produces a sound like the tearing of cloth.


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