scratch line


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scratch line

n. Sports
1. A starting line for a race.
2. A line beyond which a contestant must not step.
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Noun1.scratch line - a line indicating the location of the start of a race or a game
line - in games or sports; a mark indicating positions or bounds of the playing area
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The term scratch, meaning a player with a zero handicap, originated from the practice of providing an artificial advantage (ahead of the formal scratched start line of a race) to inferior runners and later became the name for those golfers who started at the scratch line (no advantage).
Pouring hot and cold water over the scratch line breaks the bottle apart in two perfect halves.
This might be due to stress distribution generated in the spherical bumps beside the main scratch line.
The visitors showed great resilience as they posted four handicap victories, but by taking the two remaining games through Devereux and Wall Brass Castle took the match 14-10 Links specialists Hartlepool and Cleveland met at Hartlepool where the home club took a 9-3 advantage from their strong scratch line up, wins coming from David Innes, Lloyd Bond, Paul Newbury and John Burton.
henselae was present in the papule, which is developed in the scratch line.
The adhesion strength for MPST was analyzed along the same scratch line (bidirectional sliding) at a range of loads below the critical load ([L.
I liked the inclusion of the process of making a scratch line in a leg bone to try to get it to crack when you carefully tap it with a stone in order to create such things as arrowheads, knives, needles and awls.
Hard, but brittle coatings, may give an apparent scratch line of tiny chips.
LAST BOOK READ: Standing at the Scratch Line by Guy Johnson Villard.
A scratch could split a heading die much like glass breaks at a scratch line.
Scratch line must be 14ft apart with carpet on floor.
At more than 784 pages, Johnson, who is the son of Maya Angelou and author of Standing at the Scratch Line, has written a bloody epic that requires some effort.