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  • Pat Bertram 3:15 pm on December 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: famous inventions   

    Famous Inventions : A to Z
    Research the history of famous inventions – past and present.

     
  • Pat Bertram 3:07 pm on December 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: handicap, horse race, scratch, starting from scratch   

    A line used to be scratched in the dirt as a starting line for races, including horse races. Some of the competitors “started from scratch” while others were given a handicap that allowed them to start ahead of the scratch line. And that is how the phrase “starting from scratch” originated.

     
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