On the top of the heap something small and dark was scrabbling and rattling furtively among the coal.
All this scrabbling around, searching everywhere for suitable planets.
Ross choked and then sneezed as dust puffed up from between his scrabbling hands.
He appeared to be scrabbling about the floor, playing with her foot.
Away up the long stony hill, scrambling and scrabbling, but never ceasing till they reached the level prairie at the top.
They reached his extended arms and ran up them with scrabbling claws.
When he was gone, I found Jim Edwards scrabbling for his hat where it had dropped over behind the desk.
There was one expanse that was sheer rock-climbing, flattened like bugs against a wall, scrabbling for hand-holds and footholds.
He swung into his waistcoat and coat, scrabbling at the buttons in the violence of his emotions.
A dim, shapeless figure in the black of the doorway, scrabbling of fingers on the wall.
1530s, "to scrawl, scribble," from Dutch schrabbelen, frequentative of schrabben "to scratch," from the same root as scrape (v.). Meaning "to struggle, scramble" first recorded 1630s. Related: Scrabbled; scrabbling.