The crystals look like antimony, and are brittle, and so hard as to scratch glass and rubies; their specific gravity is 4.25.
The trouble was, she forgot to scratch off the other name.
You told me you were tired of trying to scratch out a living from this ranch.
The scratch healed itself as fast as it formed.
She threatened to scratch my eyes out if I touched her.
But I don't think that fish had any bones, because I didn't feel them scratch my throat.
Even if it was just a scratch or a bite it wouldn't do to have blood at the scene, especially someone else's blood.
As the slightest scratch upon the metal received the niello, and became a distinct black line, ornament of the most minute and refined description could easily be produced.
It is very unstable, a scratch causing it instantaneously to pass into the stable form with explosive violence and the development of much heat.
We scratch at the surface of the planet with our feeble machinery and, because of the physical difficulty of getting at the raw materials, we term them scarce.