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- n. Plural form of scratchback.
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Now you tell me, how exactly does that happen without some kickbacks/scratchbacks coming into play? vegabro
Scratchbacks appear to have been made both in lefts and rights in this country; but the scratchbacks of the Far East were invariably rights.
It is unnecessary to comment upon the habits and customs of those periods when scratchbacks were found necessary, or to refer to the hygienic conditions of the toilet then conspicuous by their absence.
Old English scratchbacks are among the rarities of the curios associated with the toilet table.
The accompanying illustrations, Fig. 65, show the usual types of these now obsolete toilet requisites, which it may be noted were sometimes duplicated by miniature scratchbacks carried about on the person, hung from the girdle.