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Daemon
Posted: Friday, June 25, 2010 12:00:00 AM
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scrabble

(verb) Feel searchingly.

Synonyms: grope for

Usage: She was scrabbling in her handbag for a comb when the bus stopped short and her purse went flying.
grammargeek
Posted: Friday, June 25, 2010 3:16:49 AM

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Is that why they call the game Scrabble? Because you put all the letter tiles in a bag and grope for seven of them?
Luftmarque
Posted: Friday, June 25, 2010 4:17:25 AM

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Yes I think they had the literal meaning of the word in mind as well as its catchiness when they chose the name. The game was originally called Lexiko, later Criss Cross Words before being developed as Scrabble right after WWII.

}- Luftmarque لوفتمارك -{ Le doute n'est pas une condition agréable, mais la certitude est absurde.—Voltaire
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