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  • n. pork scratchings

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Refuse matter strained out of fat when it is melted and purified; scraps.


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  • I suspect any resemblance to my own calligraphic scratchings is due to the Muppets 'influence on my own sensibilities at an impressionable age.

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  • But many climax with what he humbly calls "scratchings" - fully finished drawings for Theo that show no loss of power because of their size.

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  • The interest excited in society by 'scratchings' has never been equalled since the time of the Cock Lane ghost.

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  • Sociologists, psychologists, and historians have increasingly turned to the impromptu "scratchings" of both the educated and the uneducated as indicators of the general mental health and political stability of specific populations. [

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  • Hobhouse transferred these "scratchings" to his pocket-books, and thence to his _Historical Notes_; but even as prison inscriptions they lack both point and style.] [60] [Compare --

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  • Sure, you're probably slightly better at cull/feed decisions, but now your initial scratchings are trying to thrive in the shadow of a completed work.

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  • While the grills aren't yet fired, the bar "Toast" menu's avail for sustenance starting tonight, topping bread with the likes of Scotch eggs, citrus potted crab, and pork rillete & scratchings, which, other than the boobs on Page 3, is about all The Sun is filled with, too.

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  • If I had the courage, I'd give everyone a packet of pork scratchings and a hug for Christmas, and ask for the same in return.

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  • The DRINK AND DRAW SOCIAL CLUB, VOL. 1 contains the scribblings and scratchings of a large group of artists done strictly at pubs and taverns across the country.

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  • But I still think it remains a fair question: Would the not-unsubstantial investment in an MSR mission designed to ferry a cache of tiny surface scratchings to earthside labs be all that more efficient/cost-effective than sending along a team of trained geologists to manage the collection with a robust on-site laboratory available for immediate assessment of specimen value?

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