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  • adverb With a scraping sound or motion.


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scraping +‎ -ly


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  • Finally have RATMIS, the Ravensdeath Automated Thinking Machine and Intertube Scrubber back home and so far, so not mind-scrapingly awful.

    Monday I Prof. Ravensdeath 2009

  • The steel, carefully sharpened before dawn, rang scrapingly on the scabbard throat.

    Sharpe's Regiment Cornwell, Bernard 1986

  • He opened the box with the little key; it turned scrapingly, and the ribbon crumbled in his fingers, its long duty done.

    The Militants Stories of Some Parsons, Soldiers, and Other Fighters in the World Mary Raymond Shipman Andrews 1898

  • The hallucinogenic, brain-scrapingly abstract avant-garde shorts program begins with six minutes in the back of a bipolar brain, as rotating colors and shapes -- unidentifiable save for a rough humanoid figure -- turn from bright and hectic to cool and flowing and back again.

    Baltimore City Paper 2009

  • His harsher, throat-scrapingly raw vocals were used to great effect on songs like "Peacebone" and "For Reverend Green", and often gave that album an aura of menace, intended or not.

    Pop Headwound 2009

  • Partly it's to see whether someone's managed to carve a brand new bottom for that barrel for the twins to explore, scrapingly.

    Blogposts | 2009

  • The other consists of mind-scrapingly perilous guitar blasts emitted by McKinney and his fellow ax-man Tosin Abasi; together they don't so much perform as dangerously flirt with carpal tunnel syndrome.

    East Bay Express 2009


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