The Byrne family had finally scraped aside enough for Cynthia to go back to school.
The footmen began moving about, chairs scraped, the band struck up in the gallery, and the guests settled down in their places.
The entire surface of the basin was scraped to bed rock, sand or mineral earth, this alone costing $3,000,000.
In many of those ants whose third abdominal segment forms a second " node," the basal dorsal region of the fourth segment is traversed by a large number of very fine transverse striations; over these the sharp hinder edge of the third segment can be scraped to and fro, and the result is a stridulating organ which gives rise to a note of very high pitch.
A chair scraped next to her and Alex swore softly under his breath.