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scruff

(skrŭf)
n.
The back of the neck; the nape.
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Perry Street Software is the parent company of SCRUFF and Jack'd, two bi, trans and queer social dating apps on iOS and Android.
Hillary then approaches her from behind and picks her up by the scruff of her neck and puts her in the car.
After edging down the cliff face, he grabbed the animal by the scruff of its neck, and held on to the rocks with his fingertips as he hauled the 8st animal to safety.
But there are three interesting terms that carry a great deal of social significance, despite being somewhat loose in terms of reference: "scruff ", "scally", and "woollyback".
In last week's Sunday Mirror (16-12-18) story "I saw teacher drag my son by scruff of his neck", carried on Mirror Online under the headline "Teacher grabs boy, 7, by scruff of neck while dad watched because he had muddy feet", we incorrectly reported Martin Gilham had been found guilty of unacceptable professional conduct by the Teaching Regulation Agency in Coventry following an incident at Northdown Primary in Margate, Kent.
Charles shook this lad who had been asleep, then he picked him up and said 'don't you ever do that again.' He picked him up by the scruff of the neck and said 'don't you do that again or you'll never live to be king' and put him down," he said.
Yuval Zommer's One Hundred Bones (9780763681838, $16.99) tells of Scruff, a dog who loves to dig.
Leftfoot with Mr Scruff - Hare and Hounds, tonight, PS15 Hare and Hounds favourite Mr Scruff will return to Kings Heath as part of the Leftfoot 15 series.
Scruff is game for anything and was ready to power across the waves at Abersoch beach.
One man, sitting at a table, takes out his phone and opens an application called Scruff, a geosocial network targeted primarily at bears (and their admirers) that leverages smartphones and global positioning technology to connect a user base of more than five million individuals in more than 180 countries.
A lifetime spent as a plumber and landlord in the seaside town earned Terry - or Scruff as he was affectionately known by family and friends - a reputation as an honest and generous man.