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Up To Scratch: A Very Short History of Gold Assay

Have you ever wondered where the saying 'up to scratch' originates? A quick Google suggests that it relates to a line drawn on the ground at the start of a boxing match. But what if that explanation is wrong? What if the saying 'up to scratch' originates from a practice that like fighting for fun,… Continue reading Up To Scratch: A Very Short History of Gold Assay