Definitions

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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of scratch.

Etymologies

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scratch + -eth

Examples

  • ‘Naught scratcheth my skin but my own nail and naught like my own feet for mine errand may avail.’

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • In time of love is hard fighting for wives, and one scratcheth and rendeth the other grievously with biting and with claws.

    Normal Medieval Animal Monday

  • If any in the interim chance to come within her reach, twenty to one she scratcheth him by the face; or doe but offer to hold her hands, sheel presently begin to cry out murder.

    Microcosmography or, a Piece of the World Discovered; in Essays and Characters

  • "Hevin 'done this, you wot, this little pin-like pricketh or scratcheth the wax, an' the next time you go over the thing, there you are!"

    The Panchronicon

  • A girdle of spines is their praise unto me: it scratcheth me even when I take it off.

    Thus Spake Zarathustra

  • The catte is a beste {tha} t seeth sharpe, and she byteth sore/and scratcheth right perylously/& is principall ennemye to rattis & myce/

    Early English Meals and Manners

  • a little beast fighteth that hight Saura, as it were a little ewt, and some men mean that it is a lizard; for when this beast is aware that this serpent is present, then he leapeth upon his face that sleepeth, and scratcheth with his feet to wake him, and to warn him of the serpent.

    Mediaeval Lore from Bartholomew Anglicus

  • ‘Naught scratcheth my skin but my own nail and naught like my own feet for mine errand may avail. '"

    Arabian nights. English

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