Chicken Scratch

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Drug slang Regional drug slang referring to the frenetic manner in which a crack cocaine addict searches on hands and knees for crystals that have fallen from his or her pipe, fancifully likened to the manner in which chickens peck at the ground for grain
Vox populi A popular term for virtually illegible handwriting, as in 'Dr X has been asked to type in his medication orders, because no one can read his chicken scratch'
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PHOTO : Chicken Scratch Description: Raised or gouged area on surface Probable cause: Decreased amount of abrasive concentration on sander belt Troubleshooting: Replace sanding belts
I even grew some corn that I took out of the chicken scratch feedbag.
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Canyon Records CR-6085 Category: Waila (Chicken Scratch) Audio CD/ Copyright 2005.
Wheat is good to get hens to lay more eggs so buy chicken scratch with wheat in it.
This week the Examiner paparazzo has been to Chicken Scratch at Coffeevolution, the New Union and Flying Circus
Of the three feed stores within a 30 mile radius of my sandy, stoney acre, only one has bulk bins, but it has great variety, in addition to chicken scratch and grit, cracked corn and Various types of sunflowers, oats, corn, millet, soybeans, wheat, etc.
Upstairs, Rob Walker and Dave Hunt - the brains behind Cafe Evolution's Chicken Scratch - and the Axis Sound system will play roots dub reggae.
For chickens, pour vodka or gin over chicken scratch (not laying mash) in a coffee can, let it soak for two or three hours with the can covered.
Promoter of Chicken Scratch dub, ska, soul and roots night at Coffee Evolution, on the first Saturday of every month.
Watching a chicken scratch for bugs in the soil can be a relaxing way to enjoy a glass of iced tea on a summer evening.
"THIS IS MY HANDWRITING," the first line reads, in nimble chicken scratches. Below it, in shaky, inky cursive, is another sentence: "This was my handwriting."