"Every time something like this happens it scratches away
a bit of my humanity," he said.
The stereotype is no longer of a teenage punk but someone older, shirtless or with a 'sando' raised halfway as he scratches away
on a potbelly, occasionally scratching further south to throw in a sense of the lewd, of the 'bastos' (disrespectful).
It defies logic and scratches away
at your deep-seated love for the club when the players can give champions Bristol City a run for their money in their own backyard one week and whither and wilt against a relegation rival the next when the form book suggested City should have put them to the sword.
Whether out of some kind of overpowering empathy, or because she comes to share his reality, Agnes scratches away
at bugs that may or may not be there.
It is a probative sort of a book, which scratches away
at case law in search of the underlying themes and directions of administrative law.
She's into overly-attentive grooming, cleaning the backs of her ears so assiduously with her paws that she scratches away
the hair and makes herself bleed.
The mild abrasive in the paste should blend the scratches away
This second instalment scratches away
at the gilded Edwardian era to uncover Britain on the brink of a revolution and headed for war.
The mild abrasives in the paste should blend the scratches away
the while, necessity, who is the mother of invention, scratches away
There are moments, though, when the idea of Bruce's cave scratches away
at the senses as I'm passing, but usually I just say "ach, some other Ecclefechan time," or something like that, and clatter on down the road.
"A punk waltz group," Ronnie Joe says, as the researcher solemnly scratches away
as his clipboard and Ronnie Joe's friends try to conceal their giggling by hiding behind the video games.