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 Scrape an Acquaintance (To).Scratch (A). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Scratch.
 
Old Scratch. Scrat, the house-demon of the North. (Icelandic, scratti, an imp.) (See DEUCE, NICK, etc.)   1
 


 Scrape an Acquaintance (To).Scratch (A). 

 
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