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Scuff   Listen
Scuff  v. t.  (past & past part. scuffed; pres. part. scuffing)  
To cause a blemish on the surface of, by scraping against an object; as, he scuffed his shoe on the ground.
To scrape with one's foot; as, he scuffed the chair leg with his shoe.

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"Scuff" Quotes from Famous Books

... for anything but glidin' graceful around a dinner table. For one thing, she had the broken-arch roll in her gait, and when she pads in through the swing-door she's just as easy in her motion as a cow walkin' the quarter-deck with a heavy sea runnin'. Every now and then she'd scuff her toe in the rug, and how some of us escaped a soup or a gravy bath I can't figure out. Maybe we ...
— Torchy and Vee • Sewell Ford

... swimming through the water like shoals of fish, climbing over the ships' rigging like monkeys, crowding the decks of the Discovery {198} so that the ship heeled over till young chief Pareea began tossing the intruders by the scuff of the neck back into the sea—hundreds, thousands, of half-naked, tawny-skinned savages welcoming the white men back to the islands discovered by them. Chief among the visitors to the ship was Koah, ...
— Vikings of the Pacific - The Adventures of the Explorers who Came from the West, Eastward • Agnes C. Laut

Words linked to "Scuff" :   rub, mule, shamble, scuffer, scuffle, wear thin, scrape, wear, wear out, drag, scratch, shuffle, kick, slipper, wipe, carpet slipper, wear down, wear off, scratch up

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