Examples of scruff in a Sentence
She held the kitten by the scruff of its neck.
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Underneath the scruff, the V-10 is mated to a BorgWarner T56 six-speed manual transmission.
His tired eyes are proof, as is the scruff on his cheeks that's mixing into his graying goatee.
During the puppy presentation, Berdymukhamedov holds Verny up up the scruff of the neck, his furry body dangling in a way that immediately evokes images of Simba's birth in The Lion King, until Putin stands up and takes his gift.
Sure, his scruff is still a bit patchy, but the curls more than make up for it.
Two kittens, held by the scruff of their necks, were recently lowered into a garbage can and abandoned.
With the Gunners 1-0 down, a then 19-year-old Wilshere grabbed the game by the scruff of the neck and helped his team turn around the deficit, which eventually saw them run out 2-1 winners.
The cabin functions are intuitive and friendly to use — for those who choose to grab it by the scruff of the neck.
Police described him as a white man in his late 20s or early 30s with brown scruff on his face.
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Origin and Etymology of scruff
First Known Use: 1790See Words from the same year
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