an awllike device for scribing wood.
Itch vs. Scratch: What’s The Difference?Okay, this one might make you feel a little itchy. An itch is a skin irritation that causes the desire to scratch. Scratch describes the action used to relieve an itch. The grammatically correct construction is “to scratch an itch.” People often use itch and scratch in place of each other in everyday speech. For example, you may hear people saying they need to “itch …
10 Times Idioms Were Used Incorrectly In Famous SituationsWhen idioms are misused, quite a bit can be lost in translation, leaving the audience scratching their heads (we've done a slideshow on that too!). A gaffe between friends is one thing, but what about when the whole world is listening? Pretty embarrassing ... or learning moment? Either way, here are 10 times idioms were used incorrectly in famous situations.
Origin of scratch awl
First recorded in 1890–95
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Examples from the Web for scratch awl
He could use the square and the scratch-awl now, as well as the plane; and his wages were correspondingly increased.The Life and Public Services of James A. Garfield|Emma Elizabeth Brown