an awllike device for scribing wood.
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Origin of scratch awl
First recorded in 1890–95
Words nearby scratch awl
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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