One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘He also keeps on that clipboard a scratch pad where he jots down ideas for a screenplay he's developing (he wouldn't share the details) and verses for his hobby as a spoken-word poet.’
- ‘Ash and Lari would exchange looks every few minutes while Dara scribbled numbers and letters down on a faded yellow scratch pad.’
- ‘Dom took another paper off the scratch pad from the bag of supplies that he still carried and began transferring the clue's symbols.’
- ‘She scribbled the address on a scratch pad and gave it to me.’
- ‘He frowns at the numbers on display, looks back at the scratch pad on his desk, and jots down some notes in his sprawling confident handwriting.’
- 1.1Computing A small, fast memory for the temporary storage of data.
- ‘Rather than just being something of an open scratch pad, JotSpot lets people build their own software programs.’
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