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  • noun Plural form of scrambling.


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  • In a blow to Gordon Brown, he mocked the 'scramblings and scratchings' of politicians who try to cast new British values such as respect and tolerance.

    Daimnation!: If the cross is rejected... 2008

  • It is not very high, but rough and steep, and we had great difficulty in getting to the top, but after many twistings and turnings and scramblings, we arrived there all right, and found it to be table land.

    The Journals of John McDouall Stuart 2007

  • If any military action ever increased to a level close to your dilusional mind scramblings nuclear weapons would be used.

    Think Progress » ThinkFast: December 27, 2006 2006

  • Q I don't think anybody in the administration said that giving up Gorazde was a demand of the United States, but I do believe that several people have said that that was one possible scramblings of the map to try to reach a diplomatic solution.

    Press Briefing By Mike Mccurry ITY National Archives 1995

  • At once the platform was full of noise and excitement, scramblings, screams and laughter.

    Lord of the Flies Golding, William, 1911- 1954

  • Many were the mysterious brown-paper parcels which were smuggled into the house, and hidden away under lock and key in various closets and drawers; and there were sudden scramblings and hidings of half-finished articles, when some member of the family who "was not to see" entered the room.

    Lewie Or, The Bended Twig

  • Xavier -- the sceptic I told the signor about -- enter the church with two assistants armed with crowbars and pickaxes, and proceed immediately to the crypt, where no doubt could exist as to the noises at that moment, as the yellings, scamperings and scramblings were loud enough in all conscience.

    Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 26, August, 1880 of Popular Literature and Science Various

  • He was not unadventurous in his scramblings, but with no ambition to get to the top of everything.

    The Life of John Ruskin Collingwood, W G 1911

  • Time and again the ponies fairly sat on their haunches and slid when negotiating a sudden stop, while quick turns meant the rapid scramblings that only a cow-horse could accomplish.

    Arizona Nights Stewart Edward White 1909

  • After incredible scramblings the two succeeded in surmounting the ranges and in dropping sheer to the mile-wide round valley through which flowed the river -- the broad, swift mountain river, with the snow-white rapids and the swirling translucent green of very thick grass.

    The Killer Stewart Edward White 1909


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