[Ads-l] Scrape (Re: scratch - territorial mark)

Benjamin Barrett mail.barretts at GMAIL.COM
Thu Mar 24 04:59:30 UTC 2016

It appears that the word “scrape” is far more common, though that meaning also doesn’t seem to be quite provided on the Oxford Dictionary site and Wiktionary.

1. "Should You Hunt Over Scrapes?” on REALTREE

While sitting for whitetail this morning , I witnessed the conception of a scrape. 

2. p_440 
https://www.instagram.com/p/7VgeLANgeM/ <https://www.instagram.com/p/7VgeLANgeM/>

Out looking for elk and found a bear scrape. 

3. "Breakfast, bison and bears” by Charles J. Reinertsen
http://bit.ly/1WKheNH <http://bit.ly/1WKheNH>

Although I didn’t get any pictures of the bison herd running through campus, I did get pictures of a bear scrape on a lodgepole pine.

Benjamin Barrett
Formerly of Seattle, WA

> On 23 Mar 2016, at 21:48, Benjamin Barrett <mail.barretts at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> The Oxford Dictionary says about =E2=80=9Cscratch=E2=80=9D: A mark or =
> wound made by scratching: the scratches on her arm were throbbing
> (http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/american_english/scratch =
> <http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/american_english/scratch>)
> Wiktionary (https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/scratch =
> <https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/scratch>) says: A disruption, mark or =
> shallow cut on a surface made by scratching.
> Neither of these seem to quite do it for the meaning of a mark made with =
> claws to indicate territory.
> 1. Jojoba - 12 June 2014
> http://www.coueswhitetail.com/forums/topic/49591-2014-az-archery-lion/ =
> <http://www.coueswhitetail.com/forums/topic/49591-2014-az-archery-lion/>
> Wade found a scratch and called his dogs over and we were off again.
> 2. Trip Advisor - [I=E2=80=99m too lazy to sign up to figure out who =
> wrote this]
> http://bit.ly/1Ub7vSN <http://bit.ly/1Ub7vSN>
> Photo: =E2=80=9CA bear scratch encountered on the walk--we were chatting =
> and reciting poetry loud enough to be=20
> 3. Radical Bear Hunter by Dick Scorzafava
> http://bit.ly/1Ub7IVZ <http://bit.ly/1Ub7IVZ>
> Find a bear scratch tree, which indicates where mature boars=E2=80=99 =
> territories overlap, and you=E2=80=99ve just doubled your odds for =
> success.

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