SCRAPING's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of scraping
Definition:
n. deep bow with the foot drawn backwards
Example:
All that bowing and scraping did not impress him.
Sentence in Classic:
Mr Casey struggled up from his chair and bent across the table towards her, scraping the air from before his eyes with one hand as though he were tearing aside a cobweb.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce Context
He stood on the mat, scraping the snow from his goloshes, while Lily led his wife to the foot of the stairs and called out:.
Dubliners By James Joyce Context
When I returned with the pistol the table had been cleared, and Holmes was engaged in his favourite occupation of scraping upon his violin.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
I had stooped and was scraping at this to see exactly what it was when I heard a muttered exclamation in German and saw the cadaverous face of the colonel looking down at me.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
Again there was a long silence, and I had begun to fear that it was a false alarm, when a stealthy step was heard upon the other side of the hut, and a moment later a metallic scraping and clinking.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
Berg and Vera could not repress their smiles of satisfaction at the sight of all this movement in their drawing room, at the sound of the disconnected talk, the rustling of dresses, and the bowing and scraping.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Their chairs made a scraping noise as the gentlemen who had conferred rose with apparent relief, and began walking up and down, arm in arm, to stretch their legs and converse in couples.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy Context
But he looked such a very obdurate butcher as he stood scraping the great block in the shop, and moreover, his appearance was so little improved by the loss of a front tooth which I had knocked out, that I thought it best to make no advances.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
And Vassily Ivanovitch went bustling forward, scraping and flapping with his slippers trodden down at heel.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev Context
The portress set to scraping away the grass from what she called her pavement, with an old knife, and, as she tore out the blades, she grumbled:.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo Context
In the first place, I was four years making the tools I possess, and have been two years scraping and digging out earth, hard as granite itself; then what toil and fatigue has it not been to remove huge stones I should once have deemed impossible to loosen.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas Context