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Scrub game

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Scrub game a game, as of ball, by unpracticed players.
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Usage

In literature:

As a result, the score at the end of the game stood 4 to 10 in favor of the scrub.
"The Rover Boys in Business" by Arthur M. Winfield
Kicks were barred to-day save as a last resort, and the game was favoring the scrub as a consequence.
"The Half-Back" by Ralph Henry Barbour
Harold Hammond, scrub, into the game.
"Cheerful--By Request" by Edna Ferber
I was fair at boxing and could play a good scrub game of football.
"Tramping on Life" by Harry Kemp
The scrub team at Princeton during my last year was captained by Pop Jones, who was a martyr to the game.
"Football Days" by William H. Edwards
We always have our regular eleven and a scrub eleven, and, besides that, we have two or three games with rival schools.
"The Rover Boys at Colby Hall" by Arthur M. Winfield
There'll be a practice game to-night; we'll play against a picked up scrub team.
"Rival Pitchers of Oakdale" by Morgan Scott
The game between the patched-up first nine and the scrub nine resulted in a tie, 7 to 7.
"The Rover Boys at Big Horn Ranch" by Edward Stratemeyer
During the three weeks before the game with Exeter, nine practice games were played between the first team and the scrubs.
"Hester's Counterpart" by Jean K. Baird
Then as the play was most of the time in the scrubs' territory, the kicking game gave place to line bucking.
"Bert Wilson on the Gridiron" by J. W. Duffield
I did not get into a single game, I was only used on the "scrub" in our practice.
"The Harbor" by Ernest Poole
The practice soon came to an end, and then the five-innings game with the scrubs started.
"The Rover Boys in the Land of Luck" by Edward Stratemeyer
Yes, it was a game against the scrubs.
"Pieces of Hate" by Heywood Broun
There may be a scrub game and you can get in on it.
"Baseball Joe of the Silver Stars" by Lester Chadwick
In a short time the scrub game began.
"Fast Nine" by Alan Douglas
I am not going to describe that first school-scrub game in detail.
"Baseball Joe on the School Nine" by Lester Chadwick
But I guess there won't be any scrub game now.
"The Rival Pitchers" by Lester Chadwick
Come on, we'll have a scrub game.
"Batting to Win" by Lester Chadwick
There was a practice game between the Varsity and scrub on Saturday, and it was the best one yet, from a critical football viewpoint.
"Dick Hamilton's Football Team" by Howard R. Garis
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In news:

Now you can scrub up with soaps shaped like the controllers for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and other classic gaming systems.
When I played rec league sports, my coaches would, almost without fail, send in the scrubs when the game was out of reach.
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