chicken scratch


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chicken scratch

n. Informal
An instance of cramped or illegible handwriting: "his signature—an unforgeably idiosyncratic chicken scratch" (Alex Shoumatoff).
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Noun1.chicken scratch - cramped or illegible handwriting
cacography, scrawl, scribble, scratch - poor handwriting
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Promoter of Chicken Scratch dub, ska, soul and roots night at Coffee Evolution, on the first Saturday of every month.
Wheat is good to get hens to lay more eggs so buy chicken scratch with wheat in it.
UNDERGROUND STYLE: Anthony and Jade zyHUD121208cowantown-17; WE LOVE CHICKEN SCRATCH: Henry and Grant zyHUD121208cowantown-2; CHICKEN SCRATCH IS DANGEROUS: Michelle, Clare, Kathy, Nat, Lorraine, Kirsty, Katie zyHUD121208cowantown-1.
Upstairs, Rob Walker and Dave Hunt - the brains behind Cafe Evolution's Chicken Scratch - and the Axis Sound system will play roots dub reggae.
For chickens, pour vodka or gin over chicken scratch (not laying mash) in a coffee can, let it soak for two or three hours with the can covered.
Watching a chicken scratch for bugs in the soil can be a relaxing way to enjoy a glass of iced tea on a summer evening.
Of the three feed stores within a 30 mile radius of my sandy, stoney acre, only one has bulk bins, but it has great variety, in addition to chicken scratch and grit, cracked corn and Various types of sunflowers, oats, corn, millet, soybeans, wheat, etc.
Our flock of six produces three dozen delicious eggs a week, for only the cost of chicken scratch .