[ verb ] scratch repeatedly
"The cat scraped at the armchair"
Used in print(Leo Lemon, "Catch Up With" and "Something to...)
It is not an entirely happy book , as Mrs._Fink soon becomes jealous of Alicia and , in retaliation , refuses to continue to scrape the algae off her glass .
[ noun ] a harsh noise made by scraping
"the scrape of violin bows distracted her"
Used in print(High Fidelity, 11:10...)
The orchestra is far enough away from you that you miss the bow scrapes , valve clicks , and other noises incidental_to playing .
[ verb ] cut the surface of; wear away the surface of
Used in print(Marvin Schiller, "The Sheep's in the Meadow,"...)
At 7 : 25 two hotel doormen came thumping down the steps , carrying a saw-horse to be set_up as a barricade in_front_of the haberdashery_store window next to the entranceway , and as I watched them in their gaudy red coats that nearly scraped the ground , their golden , fringed epaulets and spic , red visored caps , I suddenly saw just over their shoulders Jessica gracefully making her way through the crowd .