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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SCRIMMAGING

His instincts are best appeased by the hourly excitements of a good, scrimmaging commercial day.

"Down indeed, but too soon," remarked a strange voice, to one side of the scrimmaging lads.

There was a great deal of scrimmaging, but very few kicks and very few runs.

The "Gamecock" suddenly found herself involved in a scrimmaging mix-up without her crew knowing who or what was in it.

We do not mean to say that they had not plenty to eat, but their management was only of the scrimmaging order.

WORD ORIGIN

sometimes also scrummage, late 15c., alteration of skirmish (n.). Meaning in rugby and U.S. football dates from 1857, originally "a confused struggle between players."

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