from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The process of scraping out the interior of the uterus with a brush having short, stiff bristles: resorted to as a substitute for curettage.

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  • noun surgery The scraping away of granulations (from an ulcer etc.) in order to stimulate healing


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  • A few years later, he came up with "grattage" (the application of frottage to painting), then "decalcomania" (a kind of random paint spreading), and finally "oscillation," which let a paint-filled perforated can splatter patterns over canvas.

    Playing With Perception 2008

  • Two related paintings from 1929, "Snow Flowers" and "Flowers on a Yellow Ground," use grattage to combine roughness and delicacy in near-abstract floral patterns.

    Playing With Perception 2008

  • Ou alors l'argent que je gagne en revendant mes jeux videos ou celui que je gagne sur les jeux a gratter type "dédé" (j'y gagne a coup sur a ce jeu de grattage la)

    pinku-tk Diary Entry pinku-tk 2007

  • Pourtant, j'aurais pu car j'avais completement oublié que j'avais le cul bordé de nouille en ce qui concerne les jeux de grattage et en sortant de l'anniversaire, ma mere m'achete 2 dédé et la je gratte ... 20 euros!

    pinku-tk Diary Entry pinku-tk 2006

  • Je me souviens que j'ai gagné 12 euros au dédé ... mais je gagne toujours de belle somme a ce jeu de grattage.

    pinku-tk Diary Entry pinku-tk 2006

  • Ironically, the face itself belongs to a Swiss artist who creates distinctive, hyper-colored, collage-like abstract paintings through techniques such as decalcomania and grattage.

    Stories from The Sun Will Cordeiro 2010

  • / La sonnerie du téléphone, le yodel de mes chat de bonne heure le matin, le grattage frénétique de mes chats de leur litière, le bruit d'un couteau sur une assiette ...

    Rosa's Yummy Yums 2009

  • Etant de nouveau opérationnel, Maman Pinku decide d'aller donc au bureau de tabac faire son loto hebdo et par la meme occasion m'achete deux Dédé (mon jeu de grattage favoris auquel je gagne TOUJOURS!! ...

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  • Scraping or brushing an ulcer or surface that has granulations to stimulate the healing process.

    The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company.

    November 21, 2008

  • ps - eeew!

    November 21, 2008