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 Scratch Crew (A),Scratch Race (A). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Scratch Eleven (A),
 
or “scratch team,” in cricket, means eleven men picked up anyhow; not a regular team.   1
 


 Scratch Crew (A),Scratch Race (A). 

 
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