scrumble

scrumble

- To scrape or scratch (something) out of or from.
See also related terms for scrape.
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Huser's sense of humour and playful approach to language shines through in the original names he comes up with for people --Jack Scrumble, Miss Peebles, Hubert Croop--and for snacks-- Jupiterian Jumbles, granghoula bars and Rumpelstiltskin sandwiches.
Throughout his playing career he has seen Wales side scrumble in the face of such expectation and he will be feeling there isn'tabetter time to take on the Taffs.
Davidson sets her mysteries in Aspen Meadows, Colorado; Denise Swanson in Scrumble River, Illinois; Joanna Fluke in Lake Eden, Minnesota; Leslie Meir in Tinker's Cove, Maine.
After this was dry, she finished it off with a few touches of terracotta and gold, mixed with a drop of scrumble glaze, to get the marbled effect.
Drug Distributors had to scrumble to meet Styers' demands.
But before you rush out and invest in expensive badger brushes and pots of scrumble glaze, raid your dressing table for an old blusher brush, and experiment on anything that could do with a face lift, like an old plant pot or picture frame.
There are also precipitate sketches -- energetic, heaped-up scrumbles of colour in which verisimilitude is flouted -- of The Lamentation (Jacksonville Museum) and a Michelangelesque St Sebastian (Galleria Corsini, Rome).
Restlessly he mottles and scrumbles his hues, as if he cannot bear to linger on just one colour, except where sometimes a single sweep defines a complete form, such as the handle of a jug, a fibrous stick of celery or the fold in a table-cloth.