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healthy scratch
 n.— «The Washington Redskins lost their first game although they played very well on defense again, even with their Hilton-like linebacker, LaVar Arrington, a healthy scratch, as they say in hockey.» —“He’s better than Paris in the fall” by Larry Felser Buffalo News (N.Y.) Oct. 16, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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