What is another word for scratches?

Pronunciation: [skɹˈat͡ʃɪz] (IPA)

Scratches are blemishes that appear on the surface of something caused by the scraping or rubbing of a hard object. There are several synonyms for the word scratches, including scuffs, marks, abrasions, grazes, dings, and nicks. Scuffs are marks caused by the friction of one surface against another, while marks can refer to any type of visible indication that something has been scratched. Abrasions are surface wounds caused by rubbing or scraping, while grazes are similar but typically more superficial. Dings and nicks are slight indentations or small cuts caused by impacts or sharp objects. All of these words can be used interchangeably with scratches to describe various types of imperfections.

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Usage examples for Scratches

Sometimes the rocks on each side of a fault are smoothed and polished, and covered with long scratches, as if the two sides of the fissure had been rubbed together.
"Geology"
James Geikie
Here the ptarmigan scratches for its food.
"My Attainment of the Pole"
Frederick A. Cook
But who is this shabbily dressed individual, who scratches his nose with a bright yellow glove, and runs into everybody?
"Monsieur Cherami"
Charles Paul de Kock

Famous quotes with Scratches

  • Truth gets well if she is run over by a locomotive, while error dies of lockjaw if she scratches her finger.
    William C. Bryant
  • I love my work with a frenetic and perverse love, as an ascetic loves the hair shirt which scratches his belly.
    Gustave Flaubert
  • Life lasts but a few scratches of the claw in the sand.
    Wislawa Szymborska
  • The encroachments of Slavery upon our national policy have been like those of a glacier in a Swiss valley. Inch by inch, the huge dragon with his glittering scales and crests of ice coils itself onward, an anachronism of summer, the relic of a bygone world where such monsters swarmed. But it has its limit, the kindlier forces of Nature work against it, and the silent arrows of the sun are still, as of old, fatal to the frosty Python. Geology tells us that such enormous devastators once covered the face of the earth, but the benignant sunlight of heaven touched them, and they faded silently, leaving no trace but here and there the scratches of their talons, and the gnawed boulders scattered where they made their lair. We have entire faith in the benignant influence of Truth, the sunlight of the moral world, and believe that slavery, like other worn-out systems, will melt gradually before it.
    James Russell Lowell
  • Down on his knees he sinks, the stiff-necked King, Stoops and kneels and grovels, chin to the mud.He roars in his anger, he scratches, he looks not up.
    Robert Graves

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