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* (cur) (last) 10:39, 13 October 2005 Fitch (template, added 'scratch space' even though it wasn't in original scratchpad definition) [rollback] [proxycheck] * (cur) (last) 18:23, 9 July 2005 Grenavitar * (cur) (last) 08:56, 11 January 2005 InShaneee (candidate for wiktionary) * (cur) (last) 23:11, 16 July 2004 Beolach
There is a sense in horse racing meaning something like "to remove from compeition before the race". Such a removal is called a "scratching". I don't know if this sense is used in other sports or other contexts. Some info in this horse racing glossary — Hippietrail 03:34, 21 Sep 2004 (UTC)
- Arguably above is included in "remove" sense of verb.
Scratch in sports
I agree with the above (and the term is used in other sports too). There's also a "scratch team" which is pulled together from a mix of individuals who don't normally play togther.
- That might be an adjective or attributive use of a noun sense that I don't think we have. I'll look into it. Thanks. DCDuring TALK 15:59, 7 April 2008 (UTC)
"... full of a fizzing dark powder that sounded like a fistful of matches being scratched alight at once."
Which sense does it belong to? Is "scratched alight" a separate verb? --Z 23:47, 6 August 2013 (UTC)