Usage examples for scraping

  1. It drew up suddenly, with a scraping of tyres, and a woman got out of it. – The Blue Germ by Martin Swayne
  2. His bright eyes, and his manner of scraping up jam with a spoon, said: I am the king of this party. – The Old Wives' Tale by Arnold Bennett
  3. He first heard a faint scraping and, by the light of the fire which the guards kept on the hill- top as a protection against wild beasts, he saw Ephraim's empty couch. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  4. She heard a movement, a scraping of a boot upon the floor, the thick hurried breathing of some desperate villain... – Jeremy by Hugh Walpole
  5. Then she struggled to her feet, the nails in Daddy's boots scraping the polished floor, making long white marks. – Tess of the Storm Country by Grace Miller White
  6. An hour later, as they were standing at the door, just ready to take to their sleigh, they heard the scraping of a fiddle. – Other Main-Travelled Roads by Hamlin Garland
  7. Presently she heard the horn and the scraping start of the motor- car, and a moment later it swept into view on the road below. – Poor, Dear Margaret Kirby and Other Stories by Kathleen Norris
  8. The orchestra had just begun to tune up and the scraping of fiddles sent a tingle through Lola's veins. – The Rustle of Silk by Cosmo Hamilton
  9. Mrs. Ragstroar stopped scraping the brown outer skin off a very large potato, and looked reproachfully at Micky. – When Ghost Meets Ghost by William Frend De Morgan
  10. " I guess that's impossible," another replied, scraping the snow away with his boot. – Carmen's Messenger by Harold Bindloss
  11. Aggie had been scraping her skirt with a table knife, and was now fairly tidy, so Tish prepared to depart. – More Tish by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  12. Nevertheless, when they reached the hotel where they were received by the proprietor and clerks with enthusiastic bowing and scraping, and Lilly felt a stream of light, sound, and warmth pouring toward her, the fleeting thought beset her again: " If I were to say I had left something in the coach, and were to run away and never come back?" – The Song of Songs by Hermann Sudermann
  13. Surely something, somebody, was busy with the lock of the door; and then she heard, as Don Alonzo had heard, a low sound like a hiss, beside the soft scraping of the tool. – The Green Satin Gown by Laura E. Richards
  14. Work of cast iron or brass and of small dimensions and irregular or curved outline should be finished with scraping tools, such as shown in Figs. – Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II by Joshua Rose
  15. The day will come when you'll come scraping your feet at my office door, begging for a compromise. – The Long Chance by Peter B. Kyne
  16. I mighty glad, he continued, scraping the burnt crust from his hoe- cake with an old case- knife, I mighty glad hick'y- nuts ain't big en heavy ez grinestones. – Nights With Uncle Remus by Joel Chandler Harris
  17. Duppo, since he had finished eating, had been busy scraping away at some of the monkey bones, and he now produced several, with which he intimated he should soon be able to manufacture some hooks. – On the Banks of the Amazon by W.H.G. Kingston