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The real reckoning of outraged society is not with him, but with Scrabble Alley.

That's the one which the prisoner has to scrabble on the wall.

And what do you scrabble in the air with your fingers for, and cry?

Hold on to me tight, Pilarica, for Coronela will have to scrabble here.

It fell in the brook, and before I could scrabble down he was off.

Voices and the scrabble of feet along the roadway sounded ahead.

Jenny began to scrabble on the pane filmed with smoke the fantastic initial.

Have you not had your bellyfull of battles that you must scrabble like rats in this hovel?

At this mention of him she reached forward and began to scrabble things hastily into the trunk.

A madman would be more likely to hammer than to "scrabble" on the great double-leaved gate.

WORD ORIGIN

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.

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