backscratcher


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backscratcher

(ˈbækˌskrætʃə)
n
1. (Tools) an implement with a long handle, used for scratching one's back
2. informal a person who provides a service, corporate or public money etc, for another, in order to receive a similar service or reward in return
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.backscratcher - someone who is willing to trade favors or services for mutual advantagebackscratcher - someone who is willing to trade favors or services for mutual advantage
opportunist, self-seeker - a person who places expediency above principle
2.backscratcher - a long-handled scratcher for scratching your backbackscratcher - a long-handled scratcher for scratching your back
scratcher - a device used for scratching
Translations
selänrapsutin

backscratcher

[ˈbækˌskrætʃəʳ] nmanina (grattaschiena inv)
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When questioned by police, Hsueh confessed that when the toddler cried, she would beat her with a "backscratcher." Hseuh's boyfriend also surnamed Lee, who is a taxi driver, is also a suspect because he also "disciplined" the girl.
General Manager Lauren Nave told WMBF that three waitresses--Christianna Smith, Kabria Hasty, and Mariah Brown--went to a nearby store and purchased a few items, including a backscratcher, to place in a gift basket, which they gave to Foy.
A dozen casts later, I hooked a pike about the length and girth of a bamboo backscratcher.
Walking through the showpiece designed by John Lockwood Kipling, father of the author Rudyard, I'm struck by cabinets filled with glittering curios such as a sequin-studded pouch presented by her 'Loyal Subjects of Hyderabad' and a backscratcher carved from ivory in the form of a human hand.
Walking through the showpiece designed by John Lockwood Kipling, father of the author Rudyard, I'm struck by cabinets filled with glittering curios such as a sequinstudded pouch presented by her 'Loyal Subjects of Hyderabad' and a backscratcher carved from ivory in the form of a human hand.
Walking through the showpiece designed by John Lockwood Kipling, father of the author Rudyard, I'm struck by cabinets filled with glittering curios such as a sequinstudded pouch presented by her "Loyal Subjects of Hyderabad" and a backscratcher carved from ivory in the form of a human hand.
Ideas to consider: a symbolic plant such as a bonsai, a backscratcher, an iPad cover, personalized stationery, or a mobile cell phone charger.
APPLICATORS At hard-to-get-at areas, stick your tanning mitt to the end of a wooden spoon or backscratcher. START IN THE CENTRE When applying on the arms, legs, chest and stomach, always remember to start in the middle and work your way outwards using your mitt.
We knew him as the "backscratcher" bull, courtesy of the unique configuration of his antlers.
If I take that stick and turn it into a phenomenal backscratcher, then I've taken an invention and turned it into an innovation.
Since I could not get over the fact that someone actually created a gold- en backscratcher, it was some time before I took in the rest of the ad and even longer before I actually understood it.
A contemporary account described it as containing "holy relics from a Spanish ship; earthen pitchers and porcelain from China; a Madonna made of feathers, a chain made of monkey teeth, stone shears, a backscratcher, and a canoe with paddles, all from India; a Javanese costume, Arabian coats; the horn and tail of a rhinoceros, the horn of a bull seal, a round horn that had grown on an Englishwoman''s forehead, a unicorn''s tail; the baubles and bells of Henry VIII''s fool, the Turkish emperor''s golden seal..." and so on.