scratches

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Scratch \Scratch\, noun

1. A break in the surface of a thing made by scratching, or by rubbing with anything pointed or rough; a slight wound, mark, furrow, or incision.

The coarse file . . . makes deep scratches in the work. --Moxon.

These nails with scratches deform my breast. --Prior.

God forbid a shallow scratch should drive The prince of Wales from such a field as this. --Shak.

2. (Pugilistic Matches) A line across the prize ring; up to which boxers are brought when they join fight; hence, test, trial, or proof of courage; as, to bring to the scratch; to come up to the scratch. [Cant] --Grose.

3. pl. (Far.) Minute, but tender and troublesome, excoriations, covered with scabs, upon the heels of horses which have been used where it is very wet or muddy. --Law (Farmer's Veter. Adviser).

4. A kind of wig covering only a portion of the head.

5. (Billiards) (a) A shot which scores by chance and not as intended by the player; a fluke. [Cant, U. S.] (b) a shot which results in a penalty, such as dropping the cue ball in a pocket without hitting another ball. [1913 Webster +PJC]

6. In various sports, the line from which the start is made, except in the case of contestants receiving a distance handicap. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

{Scratch cradle}. See {Cratch cradle}, under {Cratch}.

{Scratch grass} (Bot.), a climbing knotweed ({Polygonum sagittatum}) with a square stem beset with fine recurved prickles along the angles.

{Scratch wig}. Same as {Scratch}, 4, above. --Thackeray.

{start from scratch} to start (again) from the very beginning; also, to start without resources.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Scratch \Scratch\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Scratched}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Scratching}.] [OE. cracchen (perhaps influenced by OE. scratten to scratch); cf. OHG. chrazz[=o]n, G. kratzen, OD. kratsen, kretsen, D. krassen, Sw. kratsa to scrape, kratta to rake, to scratch, Dan. kradse to scratch, to scrape, Icel. krota to engrave. Cf. {Grate} to rub.]

1. To rub and tear or mark the surface of with something sharp or ragged; to scrape, roughen, or wound slightly by drawing something pointed or rough across, as the claws, the nails, a pin, or the like.

Small sand-colored stones, so hard as to scratch glass. --Grew.

Be mindful, when invention fails, To scratch your head, and bite your nails. --Swift.

2. To write or draw hastily or awkwardly. "Scratch out a pamphlet." --Swift.

3. To cancel by drawing one or more lines through, as the name of a candidate upon a ballot, or of a horse in a list; hence, to erase; to efface; -- often with out.

4. To dig or excavate with the claws; as, some animals scratch holes, in which they burrow.

{To scratch a ticket}, to cancel one or more names of candidates on a party ballot; to refuse to vote the party ticket in its entirety. [U. S.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Scratch \Scratch\, verb (used without an object)

1. To use the claws or nails in tearing or in digging; to make scratches.

Dull, tame things, . . . that will neither bite nor scratch. --Dr. H. More.

2. (Billiards) To score, not by skillful play but by some fortunate chance of the game. [Cant, U. S.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Scratch \Scratch\, adjective Made, done, or happening by chance; arranged with little or no preparation; determined by circumstances; haphazard; as, a scratch team; a scratch crew for a boat race; a scratch shot in billiards. [Slang]

{Scratch race}, one without restrictions regarding the entrance of competitors; also, one for which the competitors are chosen by lot.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

scratch

noun

1: an abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off [syn: {abrasion}, {scratch}, {scrape}, {excoriation}]

2: a depression scratched or carved into a surface [syn: {incision}, {scratch}, {prick}, {slit}, {dent}]

3: informal terms for money [syn: {boodle}, {bread}, {cabbage}, {clams}, {dinero}, {dough}, {gelt}, {kale}, {lettuce}, {lolly}, {lucre}, {loot}, {moolah}, {pelf}, {scratch}, {shekels}, {simoleons}, {sugar}, {wampum}]

4: a competitor who has withdrawn from competition

5: a line indicating the location of the start of a race or a game [syn: {start}, {starting line}, {scratch}, {scratch line}]

6: dry mash for poultry [syn: {chicken feed}, {scratch}]

7: a harsh noise made by scraping; "the scrape of violin bows distracted her" [syn: {scrape}, {scraping}, {scratch}, {scratching}]

8: poor handwriting [syn: {scribble}, {scratch}, {scrawl}, {cacography}]

9: (golf) a handicap of zero strokes; "a golfer who plays at scratch should be able to achieve par on a course"

10: an indication of damage [syn: {scratch}, {scrape}, {scar}, {mark}]

verb

1: cause friction; "my sweater scratches" [syn: {rub}, {fray}, {fret}, {chafe}, {scratch}]

2: cut the surface of; wear away the surface of [syn: {scratch}, {scrape}, {scratch up}]

3: scrape or rub as if to relieve itching; "Don't scratch your insect bites!" [syn: {rub}, {scratch}, {itch}]

4: postpone indefinitely or annul something that was scheduled; "Call off the engagement"; "cancel the dinner party"; "we had to scrub our vacation plans"; "scratch that meeting--the chair is ill" [syn: {cancel}, {call off}, {scratch}, {scrub}]

5: remove by erasing or crossing out or as if by drawing a line; "Please strike this remark from the record"; "scratch that remark" [syn: {strike}, {scratch}, {expunge}, {excise}]

6: gather (money or other resources) together over time; "She had scraped together enough money for college"; "they scratched a meager living" [syn: {scrape}, {scrape up}, {scratch}, {come up}]

7: carve, cut, or etch into a material or surface; "engrave a pen"; "engraved the trophy cupt with the winner's"; "the lovers scratched their names into the bark of the tree" [syn: {scratch}, {engrave}, {grave}, {inscribe}]

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I am a communications business and I want to compete in the C-SPAN HD, C-SPAN2 HD and C-SPAN3 HD online commentary marketplace. Comcast is using it's monopoly position as my cable provider to prevent me from having access to C-SPAN2 HD and C-SPAN3 HD. Therefore, I am unable to compete in the HD Congressional Commentary marketplace. This is bad for DEMOCRACY and it is bad for the INDEPENDENT JOURNALISTS in Comcast's service area. This reduces diversity of opinion in the Congressional Commentary marketplace and leads to the American citizens getting their news only from official sources, such as the major broadcast networks, cable networks and movie companies such as the NBC companies.

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Here is a copy of an e-mail I sent to the FCC:


Subject: Comcast refuses to carry C-SPAN2 and C-SPAN3 HD because they are not PROFITABLE.
Date: Mon, 27 Jul 2015 22:44:43 -0700
From: Ken M.
To: Tom.Wheeler@fcc.gov, Mignon.Clyburn@fcc.gov, Jessica.Rosenworcel@fcc.gov, Ajit.Pai@fcc.gov, Mike.ORielly@fcc.gov, campaignlaw@fcc.gov, ombudsperson@fcc.gov


I have complained to you about Comcast not providing C-SPAN2 and C-SPAN3 in HD.  You forwarded the complaint to Comcast and they contacted me by phone.  They contend that as a FOR-PROFIT company, it is not in the their business interests in terms of profitability to supply their 25 million customers with C-SPAN2 and C-SPAN3 in HD.

I stated that these are NONPROFIT channels that are in the PUBLIC INTEREST and of course they are not profitable to carry.  But I argued that it is their DUTY as Americans to provide these channels to the U.S. CITIZENS in its service area.  I stated that it is in the PUBLIC INTEREST.

He said, "Sorry, we are a FOR-PROFIT corporation and the demand isn't there."

I would like to escalate this complaint to the next level, given that it wasn't resolved by Comcast.

I believe it is in our national security interests for the citizens to have access to their congressional proceedings in HD.

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