Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To scratch.
  • To scratch.
  • To rake; search.
  • noun A hermaphrodite.
  • noun A devil: in the phrase Aud Scrat, Old Scratch. See scratch.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • intransitive verb obsolete To rake; to search.
  • transitive verb obsolete To scratch.
  • noun obsolete An hermaphrodite.

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  • verb obsolete To scratch, to use one's nails or claws.
  • noun obsolete A hermaphrodite.

Etymologies

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Origin uncertain; apparently related to Swedish kratta ("to rake").

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Compare Anglo-Saxon scritta an hermaphrodite, Irish scrut a scrub, a low, mean person.

Examples

  • No real comment but the word verification "scrat" was too good to pass up on this post.

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  • Partly, because at the end of the second movie hadn't scrat "transcended"?

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  • March 13th, 2007 at 12: 03 pm can i get any tips on how to improve my jumps or get to the second level on ice age scrat jump?

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  • The earth for about six paces around the remains of the NylGhy, was, in their eagerness to devour it, scrat:

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  • He'd killed hundreds, and he was worried about a scrat?

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  • Even as he questioned, Alucius tried to find the nodes in the threads of the scrat, which remained calmly observing him.

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  • After a moment, the scrat shivered and looked up, its eyes bright.

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  • He killed the scrat four times, and each time the soarer revived it.

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  • It is dangerous for the scrat, but there is no other way, not in time.

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  • Alucius observed as a thin line of golden green extended from the soarer to the scrat, as that golden green probe slipped around one of the largest nodes, just where the lifethread left the body of the rodent itself.

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  • We may strive and scrat and fend, but it's little we can do arter all

    -"Silas Marner"

    August 12, 2010