scamble

scamble

(ˈskæmbəl)
n
1. (Furniture) Scot a long bench used in a farm kitchen
2. archaic a scramble, a scuffle, or confused struggle
vb
3. (tr) to scatter something for people to jockey or scramble for
4. (tr) dialect to grab or seize something in a struggle
5. (tr) dialect English to scrape something up or to collect in a disorderly manner
6. (intr) to struggle with others for items thrown on the ground
7. (intr) to move unsteadily or awkwardly, to stumble or shuffle
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The escape was spotted in late morning after dozens of baboons entered a service area outside of their cages, forcing guards to scamble to retrieve them, "France Info" radio reported.
Ayala then prodded a shot at Ben Foster, following a scamble in the six-yard box, and Stewart Downing fired wide as Boro seized the intiative.
SAN FRANCISCO -- A bride and four friends died desperately trying to scamble out of a rented limousine which burst into flames en route to a party in California celebrating her wedding, a coroner said Monday.
Her concluding reaction to Geron's poem is dismissive, however, and echoes John Taylor's response to the 'oyly Oratories' penned by men to their whores: 'Heere's a sweete deale of scimble scamble stuffe'.
England's lack of cutting edge was painfully apparent in defeat to Australia but their scamble defence was solid and neither team will be easily breached.
159) Adam Habib, "Seeing the New African Scamble for what it really is: Reflections on the Unites States and China", New Impulses from The South: China's Engagement of Africa, Stellenbosch, University Stellenbosch, Centre for Chinese Studies, mayo de 2008, p.
Mercer partnered Reg Taylor and Bill Parry to win a Texas Scamble from Barry Evans, Steve Beech and Tony Harcombe.
The scene ended with Hubert carrying Arthur in his arms while the Bastard burned the Union Jack in a grate, as he said, "England now is left / To tug and scamble .
We kind of have to scamble about where we're playing,'' Garrison said.
153) in the play at large that results from the attempt "To tug and scamble, and to part by th' teeth / The unowed interest of proud swelling state" (4.
Apart from LeroyLita's wild shot over the bar in another scamble, this time in front of the jubilant travelling City fans, Reading offered few threats until a frantic injurytime surge that still produced no joy.
Once-boggy waste ground has been transformed into a sophisticated play area with a high-level adventure trail, a slide, tube crawler and scamble net.