a percussive effect obtained by rotating a gramophone record manually: a disc-jockey and dub technique
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How to use scratching in a sentence
After a sweltering day of Republican head-scratching, the Iowa GOP chose its least popular candidate as a Congressional nominee.
Over 2,000 years ago, Aristotle was scratching his head about them.The Science of Weepies: Why We Love Crying at the Movies | Elizabeth Picciuto | June 4, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
There are many cultural phenomena that leave me scratching my head.
The sheer scale of what they are examining is daunting—and they are only scratching the surface.Ukraine Revolutionaries Bitter about Crimea Loss and Kiev Incompetence | Jamie Dettmer | March 27, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
It all boils down to scratching your name in the bark of a tree.Mel Brooks Is Always Funny and Often Wise in This 1975 Playboy Interview | Alex Belth | February 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Some chickens were clucking outside the windows, scratching for bits of gravel in the grass.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories | Kate Chopin
Actually, after much heart searching and head scratching, my mind has made itself up and has gone home by cable to-day.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I | Ian Hamilton
There was the same sniffing and scratching as before, and I felt the tent give a little as when wind shakes it.Three More John Silence Stories | Algernon Blackwood
Her mother, wearing an ink-stained jacket, was busy at her desk, the pen scratching on the big sheets of pad paper.The Girls of Central High on the Stage | Gertrude W. Morrison
She had just opened the doors of all the little colony houses, and the hills were white with excited scratching Leghorns.Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton