Withdraw an entry from competition. The coach should always be consulted before scratching. Failure to scratch properly can cause disqualification of a swimmer from not only an event but also from the entire meet. In an Invitational meet a swimmer is not penalized for not reporting or not swimming. In a Championship Meet, a swimmer who does not scratch properly can be disqualified from the meet.
To withdraw from an event after having declared an intention to participate. Some meets have scratch deadlines and specific scratch rules, and if not followed, swimmer can be disqualified from remaining events.
A form of chicken feed made up of cracked corn and an assortment of whole grain seeds. If the seeds are not eaten, they may sprout and be eaten by the chickens later. Primarily used as a daily food supplement, not as the "main course." See crumble.
1) A descriptive term meaning "temporary". 2) A scratch vocal is a vocal done during a basic recording session to help the musicians play their parts. At a later date the final vocal track is overdubbed. 3) The action of a musician or disc jockey quickly moving a record back and forth with a phono cartridge reproducing the stylus motion to create a rhythm pattern of sound.
Scratch is a 2001 documentary film, directed by Doug Pray, that examines cultural and historical perspectives on the birth and evolution of hip-hop disc jockeys (DJs), scratching and turntablism and includes interviews with some of hip-hop's most famous and respected DJs.
Any time the cue ball is hit into the pocket a scratch is called. Most standard rule sets allow the opposing player or team to place the cue ball anywhere in the kitchen for a free shot. Other game types allow "ball-in-hand" after a scratch.
a shallow groove or cut below the established plane of the surface, with a length-to-width ratio greater than 5:1. A macroscratch is =0.12µm in depth and is visible to the unaided eye under both incandescent (narrow-beam) and fluorescent illumination. A microscratch is 0.12µm in depth and is not visible to the unaided eye under flourescent illumination.
Scratch is an attempt to produce the holy grail of 'roguelike' games, a real-time roguelike which maintains the spirit of the classics like rogue and nethack, but with the added pressure of real-time gameplay.
A notch which runs across the veneer leaf caused by a faulty knife. Typical slicing fault which makes the further use of the veneer questionable. Fine knife scratches are eliminated by grinding the knife.
from 'scratchpad' adj. Describes a data structure or recording medium attached to a machine for testing or temporary-use purposes; one that can be scribbled on without loss. Usually in the combining forms 'scratch memory', 'scratch register', 'scratch disk', 'scratch tape', 'scratch volume'.