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scratch pad

n.
1. A pad of paper for preliminary or hasty writing, notes, or sketches.
2. also scratch·pad (skrăch′păd′) Computers An internal register used for temporary storage of preliminary data or notes.

scratch pad

n
1. chiefly US and Canadian a notebook, esp one with detachable leaves
2. (Computer Science) computing a small semiconductor memory for temporary storage
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.scratch pad - pad for preliminary or hasty writing or notes or sketches etc; "scribbling block" is a British term
notepad - a pad of paper for keeping notes
Translations

scratch pad

n (Am) → bloc-notes m inv
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One wall includes three sets of inscriptions repainted over added layers of stucco, suggesting walls were used as scratch pads to construct astronomical tables.
Monday morning, I went to the bank to get scratch pads and pencils, and while waiting on the furniture, we sat on the floor recreating orders.
In the quest to find the solution to that itch, we've tried more scratch pads for our animals than we can count hooves and ears in our barns, but all have their down sides," Sylvia Byerley, of Intelligent Horsecare, said.
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The rooms are equipped with a variety of beds, shelves, ladders, toys, scratch pads and litter trays - even Harrods mats.
If you are looking for blank books, address books, sketchbooks, photo albums and scratch pads, look no further than the Woven World Expressions line from Adventure Trading.
The Los Angeles Community College District has put 3,000 surplus blueprint documents to good use, recycling them into 50,000 scratch pads.
The National Interagency Canada Lynx Survey (Protocol) was designed to determine the presence of Canada lynx through deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) analysis of hair samples recovered from scratch pads in forests in the northern United States.
In the large-business category, Umpqua Training & Employment took top honors for a comprehensive recycling program that includes mixed paper, magazines, newspaper, toner cartridges and reusing bond paper for scratch pads.
The Colorado Society of CPAs, Englewood, does it by recycling paper, aluminum cans, and glass, and by using recycled paper for copies and scratch pads.
Workgroups usually track these project details with a loose patchwork of manual and digital tools -- with key activities scattered among simple "to do" lists, scratch pads, whiteboards, PDA's, desk calendars, spreadsheets and e-mails.
Enriched cages provide egg-laying hens nearly double the amount of space they currently have in conventional cages, plus provide perches, nest boxes, and scratch pads which allow the hens to exhibit their natural behaviors.