hen scratch
noun see hen track

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • hen scratch — noun see hen track …   Useful english dictionary

  • hen track — hen′ track n. Slang. cvb sts Usu., hen tracks. an illegible or barely legible bit of handwriting. Also called hen′ scratch • Etymology: 1905–10, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • hen track — noun or hen scratch : an illegible or scarcely legible mark intended as handwriting covering page after page of ruled yellow foolscap with his inky hen tracks Bruce Bliven b. 1889 …   Useful english dictionary

  • hen track — noun Date: 1878 an illegible or scarcely legible mark intended as handwriting called also hen scratch …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • scratch — Synonyms and related words: ablation, abort, abrade, abrasion, abrasive, adequate, anamorphosis, attrition, autolithograph, bad likeness, barbouillage, bark, barley, be a printmaker, belch, bezel, bird seed, birthmark, blackhead, blare, blat,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • scratch — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ deep, long, nasty ▪ light, little, minor, slight, small ▪ His …   Collocations dictionary

  • hen — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ battery, free range (esp. BrE) ▪ mother ▪ She fussed around like a mother hen. ▪ broody ▪ laying …   Collocations dictionary

  • scratch —   Walu, wawalu, uwalu (as a cat); koe; helu (as a hen)   Also: heluhelu, waluhia, waluwalu, wa u, uwa u, wawa u, wa uwa u, kuolo, kope, kaha, kahakaha, kīhelu, māhelu, moku oi, neneke …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • scribble — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. scrawl, scratch. n. scrawl, hen tracks. See writing. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. scrawl, scrabble, scratch; see handwriting . v. Syn. scrawl, scratch, scrabble; see write 2 . III (Roget s 3… …   English dictionary for students

  • scrawl — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. scribble, scratch. See writing. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. scribbling, scratch, chicken tracks, barbouillage (French); see handwriting . v. Syn. scribble, scratch, doodle; see write 2 . III (Roget s 3 …   English dictionary for students

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