1. mechanical device consisting of a toothed wheel or rack engaged with a pawl that permits it to move in only one direction
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How To Use ratch In A Sentence

  • One can hardly believe that this paper mill was started from scratch only a few years ago.
  • Perhaps it comes straight out of that party line dictionary that was written in a smoke-filled room in Sevastapol Street by the same faceless Provo apparatchik who a few years back advocated the practically endless use of the term 'securocrat'. Archive 2009-01-01
  • Observing the affected knee may reveal dystrophic changes, alteration of skin color, calluses related to kneeling or occupational abuse of the knee, scars, scratches, or rashes.
  • I have also used * toothpaste* to clean the screen; if you work at it, the toothpaste abrasives will get rid of hairline scratches on the screen surface. CIS Threads #1: Interesting Threads from the TRS Model 100 Forum Messages by Phil Wheeler
  • Ridiculous salaries and back-scratching seems to have been the order of the day. The Sun
  • Scratching doesn't have to be confined to just hip-hop tracks.
  • The grannom, and the reaction it seems to produce in fish, can prove a head-scratcher. Times, Sunday Times
  • Well, I guess we can scratch that idea.
  • In fact, one of the things I ask the salespeople in my classes to do is to take out their business card, scratch out whatever title is on it, and write in CEO.
  • The verb garadjimbat (with transitive suffix - im and continuative aspect - bat) is from English scratch (and him and about) but means ` to dig. ' VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol VIII No 4
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