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scratch at (something)
To scratch something continuously or a great deal. You need to stop scratching at that scab, or you're going to leave a scar! The dog scratched at the door, whining to be let out into the back yard.
scratch at something
to scratch something. You shouldn't scratch at a chigger bite because it might get infected. Don't scratch at it!
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It sustainsminor scratches at
level 6 and deeper ones at level 7 of the Mohs' scale.
Shoulder heights and scratch depths measured for three scratches at
the same location are reported in this study to obtain mean value and standard deviation.
Scattering profiles of scratches at
various scattering configurations provide a quantitative way to evaluate the scratch resistance and are the subject of continued research.
To put things into perspective, plastic scratches at
level 3, tempered glass at level 6, whereas sapphire and diamond screens scratch at level 8 and 10 respectively.