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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Scratched samples were cut along longitudinal direction to scratch line and embedded in epoxy resin.
"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)." "The Cartoon Guide to Politics" (9781467584630, illustrations by Blaine Wood) explores complex, counterintuitive conundrums of political terminology.
Pouring hot and cold water over the scratch line breaks the bottle apart in two perfect halves.
After confluent LN229 cells were scratched (the scratch line was indicated by the red line in Figure 1(a), upper panels), PL was administrated immediately.
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. We report isolation of B.
The adhesion strength for MPST was analyzed along the same scratch line (bidirectional sliding) at a range of loads below the critical load ([L.sub.C]) obtained from progressive scratch tests.
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.
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A scratch could split a heading die much like glass breaks at a scratch line. Following final grinding, dies may be stress relieved, and punches sometimes are coated with TiN and TiC."