from The Century Dictionary.

  • By scraping.

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  • adverb With a scraping sound or motion.


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scraping +‎ -ly


  • Finally have RATMIS, the Ravensdeath Automated Thinking Machine and Intertube Scrubber back home and so far, so not mind-scrapingly awful.

    Monday I

  • The steel, carefully sharpened before dawn, rang scrapingly on the scabbard throat.

    Sharpe's Regiment

  • He opened the box with the little key; it turned scrapingly, and the ribbon crumbled in his fingers, its long duty done.

    The Militants Stories of Some Parsons, Soldiers, and Other Fighters in the World

  • The hallucinogenic, brain-scrapingly abstract avant-garde shorts program begins with six minutes in the back of a bipolar brain, as rotating colors and shapes -- unidentifiable save for a rough humanoid figure -- turn from bright and hectic to cool and flowing and back again.

    Baltimore City Paper

  • His harsher, throat-scrapingly raw vocals were used to great effect on songs like "Peacebone" and "For Reverend Green", and often gave that album an aura of menace, intended or not.

    Pop Headwound

  • Partly it's to see whether someone's managed to carve a brand new bottom for that barrel for the twins to explore, scrapingly.

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  • The other consists of mind-scrapingly perilous guitar blasts emitted by McKinney and his fellow ax-man Tosin Abasi; together they don't so much perform as dangerously flirt with carpal tunnel syndrome.

    East Bay Express


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