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Scrabbled Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Scrabble \Scrab"ble\ (skr[a^]b"b'l), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Scrabbled; p. pr. & vb. n. Scrabbling.] [Freq. of scrape. Cf. Scramble, Scrawl, v. t.]
  1. To scrape, paw, or scratch with the hands; to proceed by clawing with the hands and feet; to scramble; as, to scrabble up a cliff or a tree. Now after a while Little-faith came to himself, and getting up made shift to scrabble on his way. --Bunyan.
  2. To make irregular, crooked, or unmeaning marks; to scribble; to scrawl. David . . . scrabbled on the doors of the gate. --1. Sam. xxi. 13.
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A jackhammer is a power tool that combines a hammer and chisel. Hand-held jackhammers are typically powered by compressed air, but some used electric motors. Larger jackhammers used on construction machinery are usually hydraulically powered. They are usually used to breakup rock, pavement, and concrete.

A jackhammer operates by driving an internal hammer up and down. The hammer is first driven down to strike the back of the bit and then back up to return the hammer to the original position to repeat the cycle. The bit usually recovers from the stroke by means of a spring. The effectiveness of the jackhammer is dependent on how much force is applied to the tool.

The word "jackhammer" is used in North American English and Australia, while "pneumatic drill" is used colloquially elsewhere in the English speaking world, although strictly speaking a "pneumatic drill" refers to a pneumatically driven jackhammer.

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