Up to Scratch

Up to Scratch

Up to Scratch powerfully evokes an age when pugilism was a barbaric, corrupt and yet primarily noble activity which makes today's boxing look positively tame by comparison.

Author: Tony Gee

Publisher: G2 Entertainment

ISBN: 1782811125

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

View: 807

Such was prize-fighting's appeal during the 18th and 19th centuries that, at its zenith, the sport was patronised by royalty and aristocracy and, notwithstanding its illegality, its contests often attracted thousands of spectators from all walks of life. Up to Scratch covers bare knuckle fighting from early English stage bouts to boxing's transitional period between knuckles and gloves. Although concentrating mainly on a region, then just north of the metropolis, which was a favourite venue of the London prize-ring, it is essentially an anecdotal account of what was unquestionably one of England's most dramatic sporting pastimes. Included are tales of some of the great champions - Tom Johnson, Daniel Mendoza, Jem Belcher, Tom Sayers and Jem Mace - as well as many forgotten, but no less colourful, fistic heroes. Up to Scratch powerfully evokes an age when pugilism was a barbaric, corrupt and yet primarily noble activity which makes today's boxing look positively tame by comparison.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Up to Scratch

Up to Scratch

Continues the saga of the owner of an animal boarding house as she opens a Maternity Home for Dogs in her decrepit Wrecktory

Author: Diana Cooper

Publisher: St Martins Press

ISBN: 0312833911

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 223

View: 864

Continues the saga of the owner of an animal boarding house as she opens a Maternity Home for Dogs in her decrepit Wrecktory
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Up to Scratch

Up to Scratch

Author: Ian Enters

Publisher: Lawbook Company

ISBN: 0297840150

Category:

Page: 191

View: 848

Categories:

A Concise Etymological Dictionary of the English Language

A Concise Etymological Dictionary of the English Language

Du . rijzen , orig . to rifle , a groove , riffel , a rifled gun ; Swed . move , also to fall (
just contrary to the E . reffla , to rifle , from rifva , to scratch , groove , sense ) ; Icel .
risa ; O . H . G . risan , to move grate , tear . So also G . riefe , a furrow ; up or ...

Author: Walter William Skeat

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:590914358

Category: English language

Page: 616

View: 708

Categories: English language

Dictionary of Americanisms

Dictionary of Americanisms

If he was a slave , you might make free with him , but you can ' t with these free
niggers ; it turns their heads , and makes them as forred and sassy as old Scratch
himself . - Sam Slick , Wise Saws , p . 63 . 4 . To come up to the scratch . To come
 ...

Author: John Russell Bartlett

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HWKL56

Category: Americanisms

Page: 813

View: 569

Categories: Americanisms

Dictionary of Americanisms 2nd ed enlarged

Dictionary of Americanisms  2nd ed  enlarged

If he was a slave , you might make free with him , but you can ' t with these free
niggers ; it turns their heads , and makes them as forred and sassy as old Scratch
himself . - Sam Slick , Wise Saws , p . 63 . 4 . To come up to the scratch . To come
 ...

Author: John Russell Bartlett

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:600047899

Category:

Page:

View: 570

Categories:

Companion to Johnson s Dictionary Bengali and English

Companion to Johnson s Dictionary  Bengali and English

18 , v . to pick , glean , to pick up ( as birds sit , Guntat , s . search , enquiry . do ) ,
to scratch a pimple ; to compare . 1571 , v . n . to itch , to scratch . 7 , 8. corner ,
end ( of cloth ) , comparison , sata , 8. act of itching , a scratching . trial ; Cata87 ,
to ...

Author: John Mendies

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:$B735358

Category: Bengali language

Page: 406

View: 887

Categories: Bengali language

A new hand dictionary of the English language for the Germans and of the German language for Englishmen etc Neues Hand W rterbuch der Englischen Sprache etc

A new hand dictionary of the English language for the Germans and of the German language for Englishmen  etc  Neues Hand W  rterbuch der Englischen Sprache  etc

Surface , Rind or Bark of a Thing . 2 ) in . Ship , a Packer , a Porter that die Hamre
wider er Strich , auffrufen , packs up Goods upon a Cart . to turn up the Hair ; 3 )
eine Nath ) die Aìfidge , 1 ) Steuer , an Import , auffragen , to scratch up a Scam ...

Author: Johann EBERS

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0023744360

Category:

Page:

View: 563

Categories:

The Imperial Dictionary of the English Language

The Imperial Dictionary of the English Language

SCRAMBLE 798 SCRATCH objects with the hand and drawing the body " The
nonconformists did not choose , but tings , clippings , and worn - out small
artiforward ; to move ... Fuller . cles , such as horse - shoe nails , & c .; when ble
up a cliff .

Author: John Ogilvie

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112114870857

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page:

View: 852

Categories: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Dirt to Scratch and Eggs to Lay

Dirt to Scratch and Eggs to Lay

You didn't break the game up, though, did you? That's just as illegal as underage
drinking!” Jameson turned a light shade of pink, and told Peter to f—k off! After
working his way up from rouseabout to shearer, Peter then found himself called ...

Author: Marie-Therese Gould (Stein)

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781477155165

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 339

View: 608

“Dirt to Scratch and Eggs to Lay” – an autobiography – is the story of life in a small country town in Queensland during post-World War 2, as perceived and told by the youngest child in a family of seven – a family “too poor to have a father”! Brutally honest, and told with ‘black’ humour, the author begins her story in ‘the security of Mitchell’, travels through the ‘reality of the rest of the world’, and concludes it in the ‘security of retirement’ (at Ma’s).
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Imperial Dictionary English Technological and Scientific

The Imperial Dictionary  English  Technological  and Scientific

... before another . oxen or horses , and need for scraping join fight ; hence the
vulgar phrase , The scarcity of money enhances the earth in making or repairing
roads , come up to the scratch , meaning , stand price and increases the
scramble .

Author: John Ogilvie

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HN61IK

Category:

Page:

View: 875

Categories:

From Scratch

From Scratch

Pick you up at eight.” It was sometime after lunch when I hung up the phone, as
best as my jet lag could tell. Time enough to nap and then shower and be ready
for my first real Italian dinner. When all the other girls began joining up and ...

Author: Tembi Locke

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

ISBN: 9781501187667

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 332

This Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick and New York Times bestseller is “a captivating story of love lost and found” (Kirkus Reviews) set in the lush Sicilian countryside, where one woman discovers the healing powers of food, family, and unexpected grace in her darkest hours. It was love at first sight when actress Tembi met professional chef, Saro, on a street in Florence. There was just one problem: Saro’s traditional Sicilian family did not approve of his marrying a black American woman. However, the couple, heartbroken but undeterred, forged on. They built a happy life in Los Angeles, with fulfilling careers, deep friendships, and the love of their lives: a baby girl they adopted at birth. Eventually, they reconciled with Saro’s family just as he faced a formidable cancer that would consume all their dreams. From Scratch chronicles three summers Tembi spends in Sicily with her daughter, Zoela, as she begins to piece together a life without her husband in his tiny hometown hamlet of farmers. Where once Tembi was estranged from Saro’s family, now she finds solace and nourishment—literally and spiritually—at her mother-in-law’s table. In the Sicilian countryside, she discovers the healing gifts of simple fresh food, the embrace of a close knit community, and timeless traditions and wisdom that light a path forward. All along the way she reflects on her and Saro’s romance—an incredible love story that leaps off the pages. In Sicily, it is said that every story begins with a marriage or a death—in Tembi Locke’s case, it is both. “Locke’s raw and heartfelt memoir will uplift readers suffering from the loss of their own loved ones” (Publishers Weekly), but her story is also about love, finding a home, and chasing flavor as an act of remembrance. From Scratch is for anyone who has dared to reach for big love, fought for what mattered most, and those who needed a powerful reminder that life is...delicious.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

English German and German English Pocket Dictionary

English German and German English Pocket Dictionary

adj . merry , in Aufflappen , v . a . to raise up the flap . good humor ( cheerfulness .
Auftlären , v . a . to clear up , to clar Aufgeräumtheit , f . good humor , rify , to
brighten . Uufgewedt , part . ... Auftragen , v . a . to scratch up . Aufhalden , v . a .
to ...

Author: James C. Oehlschläger

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HWSHAS

Category:

Page: 713

View: 767

Categories:

English Hungarian Dictionary

English Hungarian Dictionary

Felvenni , cs . i . to take up ; | Felvetni , cs . i . to throw up , Felülvizsgálni , cs . i . to
revise . to raise ; to levy ; to admit , to cast up , to toss up ; to Felütni , cs . i . to
knock up ... Felvidámulni , k . i . to cheer Felvakarni , cs . i . to scratch
Felverekedni ...

Author: Ferencz Bizonfy

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B3420638

Category: English language

Page:

View: 653

Categories: English language

Vollst ndigstes englisch deutsches und deutsch englisches Handw rterbuch

Vollst  ndigstes englisch deutsches und deutsch englisches Handw  rterbuch

Uuf pochen v . a . to knock open ; to my blood is up . cendiary , seditionary ,
insurgent , muti . Muf'polieren v ... 1 ) to open ( game ) , up , to consume in
smoking . courage ) ; fid - ; to get up , rise , sit up , to scratch ( the skin ) ; ( surg . )
to excoriate ...

Author: Friedrich Köhler

Publisher:

ISBN: DMM:057002078423-606459

Category:

Page: 594

View: 326

Categories:

Contributions to North American Ethnology

Contributions to North American Ethnology

1 . y épa , d . ye - ípa to dig , to dig up ; to scratch up , to scratch for digging , 82 , 1
.: wa - utchága yé - ipa käílanti the dogs scratch the ground . Kl . for ibéna Mod . y
épantchna , yépontchna , d . ye - ípantchna to dig or scratch holes while going ...

Author: John Wesley Powell

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:319510004953717

Category: Ethnology

Page:

View: 902

Categories: Ethnology

French English Dictionary

French English Dictionary

... e , a . effluent Egratigner , va , to scratch , claw Effondrement , sm . turning up
Egratignure , sf . scratch and manuring Egravillonner , va . to scratch Effondrer ,
va . to break open ; away the earth from ( grain turn up and manure ; sway
Egrener ...

Author: Alfred Elwes

Publisher:

ISBN: SRLF:A0001017367

Category:

Page: 419

View: 445

Categories:

The Galaxy

The Galaxy

When a man come up to scratch when the time is up . " has shown himself to be
so far amena . Then Lucinda rose and spoke . “ Sir ble to feminine authority as to
have put Griffin Tewett , " she said , “ there is not himself in the way of matrimony
 ...

Author: William Conant Church

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015010946484

Category: American literature

Page:

View: 501

Categories: American literature

Grammar and Dictionary of the Dakota Language

Grammar and Dictionary of the Dakota Language

yu - kši ' - ża , v . a . to double up , to bend , as the arm at the elbow ; to double up
, as iron , etc .; to pull the trigger of a ... as the hair of the head , —mduķeza . yu -
ko ' - ġa , v . a . to scratch up , make rough with the nails , -mduħoġa . yu - kok ' ...

Author: Stephen Return Riggs

Publisher:

ISBN: KBNL:KBNL03000053702

Category:

Page: 338

View: 108

Categories: