Definition of Scratches

1. Noun. (plural of scratch) ¹



2. Verb. (third-person singular of scratch) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Scratches

1. scratch [v] - See also: scratch

Medical Definition of Scratches

1. Initially, lesions of horsepox occurring in the skin of the flexor surface of the fetlock of the horse, now frequently applied to any weeping, eczematous condition of that area. Synonym: scratches. Painful heel, a condition in which bearing weight on the heel causes pain of varying severity. Synonym: calcaneodynia, calcodynia. Prominent heel, a condition marked by a tender swelling on the os calcis due to a thickening of the periosteum or fibrous tissue covering the back of the os calcis. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Scratches

scratch up
scratchability
scratchable
scratchback
scratchbacks
scratchboard
scratchboards
scratchbrush
scratchbrushes
scratchcard
scratchcards
scratched
scratched one's head
scratcher
scratchers
scratches (current term)
scratches one's head
scratcheth
scratchie
scratchier
scratchies
scratchiest
scratchily
scratchiness
scratchinesses
scratching
scratching one's head
scratching post
scratching posts
scratchingly

Literary usage of Scratches

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Field Geology by Frederic Henry Lahee (1917)
"scratches, Grooves, and Ribs.—Under the head of primary grooves and ribs may be ... scratches are always made by abrasion. Some secondary grooves are the ..."

2. Dr. Chase's Recipes: Or, Information for Everybody. An Invaluable Collection by Alvin Wood Chase (1860)
"The grease- heel may be known from the common scratches by the deep cracks, ... Copperas and chamber lye are known to be good for common scratches, ..."

3. The Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal (1842)
"On the scratches and Furrows observed on the Pocks of Finland. With a Map. IN the Bulletin Scientifique of the Petersburg Academy (vol. vii. pp. ..."

4. The Diseases of Animals: A Book of Brief and Popular Advice on the Care and by Nelson Slater Mayo (1913)
"scratches, GREASE-HEEL scratches is an inflammation of the glands of the skin, ... In most cases, scratches is caused by some external irritant, ..."

5. Sketches of Creation: A Popular View of Some of the Grand Conclusions of the by Alexander Winchell (1870)
"Sketch of Glacier Furrows and scratches at Stony Ft, Lake Erie, Mich, a, a. ... A set of grooves and scratches bearing N. 60° W. e. A natural bridge. ..."

6. London: Being an Accurate History and Description of the British Metropolis by David Hughson (1805)
"... had heard knocks and scratches. When the genfer - tered, the girl declared that she felt the spirit ..."

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