Then he knocked a glass off the table, and scrabbled for the fragments.
Sornal came to the end of the tape, then scrabbled about and found the beginning.
She scrabbled over that balcony rail and got a shoulder clutch on me that you couldn't have loosened with a crowbar.
She scrabbled among the papers, and held up the elevation of a strange square building to his startled eyes.
It made her feel good all over to throw corn to the hens and see how they scrabbled for it.
Just then there came a sharp stroke and a splash on the window, and something struggled and scrabbled there against the darkness.
There were times when Nicholas seemed to himself hardly more human than the rats that gnawed and scrabbled in the dark at night.
Suddenly, he dropped to one knee and scrabbled in the dirt, then scrambled back with something in his hand.
Coughing and choking on what must be his own blood, he scrabbled at the knife and ripped it out.
Dragging his rifle with his good hand, he scrabbled down to where he could see through the chinks in the slab door.
1530s, "to scrawl, scribble," from Dutch schrabbelen, frequentative of schrabben "to scratch," from the same root as scrape (v.). Meaning "to struggle, scramble" first recorded 1630s. Related: Scrabbled; scrabbling.