scrap

Definitions

  • Scrap-Pile. Oscilla. Georgia
    Scrap-Pile. Oscilla. Georgia
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v scrap make into scrap or refuse "scrap the old airplane and sell the parts"
    • v scrap have a disagreement over something "We quarreled over the question as to who discovered America","These two fellows are always scrapping over something"
    • v scrap dispose of (something useless or old) "trash these old chairs","junk an old car","scrap your old computer"
    • n scrap the act of fighting; any contest or struggle "a fight broke out at the hockey game","there was fighting in the streets","the unhappy couple got into a terrible scrap"
    • n scrap a small piece of something that is left over after the rest has been used "she jotted it on a scrap of paper","there was not a scrap left"
    • n scrap a small fragment of something broken off from the whole "a bit of rock caught him in the eye"
    • n scrap worthless material that is to be disposed of
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Scrap-Box Scrap-Box
The boy feeds his dog scraps from his plate The boy feeds his dog scraps from his plate
Brass weights and a piece of scrap brass unearthed at Jamestown. Records indicate that many metalworkers emigrated to Virginia during the 17th century Brass weights and a piece of scrap brass unearthed at Jamestown. Records indicate that many metalworkers emigrated to...
BITS & SCRAPS BITS & SCRAPS

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Scrap Same as Scrap iron, below.
    • Scrap Something scraped off; hence, a small piece; a bit; a fragment; a detached, incomplete portion. "I have no materials -- not a scrap ."
    • Scrap Specifically, a fragment of something written or printed; a brief excerpt; an unconnected extract.
    • Scrap The crisp substance that remains after drying out animal fat; as, pork scraps .
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n scrap A small piece, properly something scraped off; a detached portion; a bit; a fragment; a remnant: as, scraps of meat.
    • n scrap A detached piece or fragment of something written or printed; a short extract: as, scraps of writing; scraps of poetry.
    • n scrap A picture suited for preservation in a scrap-book, or for ornamenting screens, boxes, etc.: as, colored scraps; assorted scraps.
    • n scrap plural Fat, after its oil has been tried out; also, the refuse of fish, as menhaden, after the oil has been expressed: as, blubber scraps. Bee graves.
    • n scrap Wrought iron or steel, in the form of clippings or fragments, either produced in various processes of manufacture, or collected for the purpose of being reworked.
    • scrap To consign to the scrap-heap, as old bolts, nuts, spikes, and other worn-out bits of iron.
    • scrap To make scrap or refuse of, as menhaden or other fish from which the oil has been expressed.
    • scrap A dialectal variant of scrape.
    • n scrap A fight; a scrimmage.
    • n scrap A snare for birds: a place where chaff and grain are laid to lure birds.
    • n scrap plural A commercial name of crude rubber obtained from the drippings of milky juice which adhere to the bark of the tapped tree and which are peeled off when dry. See rubber, 3.
    • scrap To engage in a scrap or petty scrimmage; box.
    • scrap To engage in a war of words; squabble; quarrel.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Scrap skrap a small piece: a remnant: a picture suited for preservation in a scrap-book: wrought-iron clippings: an unconnected extract
    • v.t Scrap to consign to the scrap-heap
    • n Scrap skrap (slang) a fight, scrimmage.
    • n Scrap skrap a snare for birds.
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Quotations

  • Glen Buck
    Glen Buck
    “If your capacity to acquire has outstripped your capacity to enjoy, you are on the way to the scrap-heap.”
  • Cynthia Ozick
    Cynthia Ozick
    “The usefulness of madmen is famous: they demonstrate society's logic flagrantly carried out down to its last scrimshaw scrap.”
  • Edward Young
    Edward%20Young
    “Some, for renown, on scraps of learning dote, and think they grow immortal as they quote.”
  • Simone De Beauvoir
    Simone%20De%20Beauvoir
    “Retirement may be looked upon either as a prolonged holiday or as a rejection, a being thrown on to the scrap-heap.”
  • Bob Dylan
    Bob%20Dylan
    “People today are still living off the table scraps of the sixties. They are still being passed around -- the music and the ideas.”
  • Edgar Fawcett
    Edgar Fawcett
    “At some glad moment was it nature's choice to dower a scrap of sunset with a voice?”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. scrappe, fr. Icel. skrap, trifle, cracking. See Scrape (v. t.)

Usage

In literature:

A skull, dried scraps of fur and flesh still clinging to it, stared hollow-eyed up at them.
"Star Born" by Andre Norton
It was about this time that he invested in his first scrap-book.
"Never-Fail Blake" by Arthur Stringer
Larssen had proved right in his guess of the make of machine with which his scrap of typing had been done.
"Swirling Waters" by Max Rittenberg
Working with civilians, we often had the satisfaction of a scrap.
"Into the Jaws of Death" by Jack O'Brien
It'll be a tough scrap before we're through.
"The Triumph of John Kars" by Ridgwell Cullum
The mate was at the heel of the foot-plank, and he saw at once what the scrap of sacking was meant to hide.
"The Price" by Francis Lynde
The fire was built up with the last scrap of coal in the hod, and then Ronald lay down without undressing.
"Sue, A Little Heroine" by L. T. Meade
As stated before, at the top of each pot are several test pieces consisting of a whole scrap gear and several sections.
"The Working of Steel" by Fred H. Colvin
Scraps should never be left in the sink.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Household Science in Rural Schools" by Ministry of Education Ontario
But look at that scrap going on overhead.
"Army Boys on the Firing Line" by Homer Randall
Dad's teaching me a little scrap of dispensing now, just to amuse me.
"The Youngest Girl in the Fifth" by Angela Brazil
It is a comfort to talk to some one who hasn't a scrap of fear in her.
"A Modern Tomboy" by L. T. Meade
From time to time he scribbled memoranda upon the scrap of paper, now and then pausing as though to recall the past.
"The Doctor of Pimlico" by William Le Queux
There was not a scrap of paper left upon the table, nor anywhere in the place.
"Ruth Fielding Down East" by Alice B. Emerson
Well, it can't be money that I'll ask for, and I don't want silk scraps.
"Heart of Gold" by Ruth Alberta Brown
The engines lay in scrap-heaps at the bottoms of ravines and rivers.
"Aladdin & Co." by Herbert Quick
Scraps danced around them two or three times, without reply.
"The Lost Princess of Oz" by L. Frank Baum
He settled himself facing the entrance and chewed some scraps of sacred mushroom Owl Carver had given him.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
When Joe was asleep the Toy Soldier slipped out of his hand and fell into a scrap basket.
"Boys and Girls Bookshelf (Vol 2 of 17)" by Various
We must get every scrap of that card at once.
"The Film of Fear" by Arnold Fredericks
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In poetry:

The ships he served of old,
When blood was young and hot,
Long wrecked or scrapped or sold;
Their very names forgot;
"The Ships He Served Of Old" by Cicely Fox Smith
And this is why this scrap of blue
Is precious in my sight;
It changed my sad and gloomy home
From darkness into light.
"The Sparrow's Fall" by Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
The vision of scarce a moment,
And hardly marked at the time,
It comes unbidden to haunt me,
Like a scrap of ballad-rhyme.
"An Ember Picture" by James Russell Lowell
Sir Syntax dwelt in thick fir-grove,
All strown with scraps of flowers,
Which he had pluck'd to please his love,
Among the Muses' bowers.
"Sir Hornbook" by Thomas Love Peacock
He flew in a rage—he danced and blew;
But in vain
Was the pain
Of his bursting brain,
For still the Moon-scrap the broader grew
The more that he swelled his big cheeks and blew.
"The Wind And The Moon" by George MacDonald
"Some girls," sez 'e, "keeps true to chaps,
An' wed 'em when they've done with scraps,
An' come 'ome whole. Yeh don't ixpec'
No tart to tie up with a wreck?
Besides," 'e sez ... "Well, any'ow,
That girl's all right; I know it now.
"Jim's Girl" by C J Dennis

In news:

The state school board should resist calls to scrap programs for gifted and talented youngsters because of their supposed ' elitism '.
A scrap-gold buyer with purchased items in a shop on Manhattan's 47th Street.
Vocal opposition from the East Pointe Neighborhood Association has the Columbia City Council proposing to scrap a plan connecting LeMone Industrial Park to the Grindstone Nature Area and Hinkson Creek Trail.
"It is the scrapping of the Harriers that gives me the greatest concern and highlights that the review is far from strategic," said Mr Loughran.
Down the dusty main street of Abadiânia, a scrap of a town in central Brazil, come hundreds of people dressed in white.
The US Army is scrapping its Universal Camouflage Pattern, a gray, pixelated design that has been used since 2004, reported The Daily (see an image of the pattern here).
Thank you for your article on College of the Redwoods' plan to buy Jefferson School to replace its current downtown branch campus ("Schoolyard Scrap" Feb 18).
As The US Implements More Secure IDs, Britain Scraps National Identity Card Plan.
Tùng Lâm managed to build a fully functional Dark Knight Batpod completely from scrap metal parts.
Russia, Pakistan stress ties despite scrapped trip.
Police say four suspects cut the historic cell into pieces and sold it as scrap.
Bklyn Greens lead fight to scrap 'hackable' devices.
Bolivia's leader wants OAS to scrap rights body.
Laser system saves damaged military parts from the scrap heap.
Pulling LTV Out of the Scrap Heap.
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In science:

Scrap more boilerplate: reflection, zips, and generalised casts.
Comparative Studies of 10 Programming Languages within 10 Diverse Criteria - a Team 10 COMP6411-S10 Term Report
Semiconductors can be produced very cheap and with very high yield rates, i.e. there are very little amounts which have to be scrapped.
Modern consumerism and the waste problem
Figure 4: Electronic waste recycling in the Third World: A woman is decomposing electronic waste into its raw materials, trying to retrieve valuable component materials like gold and copper which they sell to local scrap dealers.
Modern consumerism and the waste problem
After working for a scrap company where he used dynamite, he was finally admitted into a secondary school with the assistance of the director, but with the condition that he pass some tests from the board of the state examiners, called the Central Jury, for the first three years.
The Roland De Witte 1991 Detection of Absolute Motion and Gravitational Waves
Practically, using these technologies, the software developer does not always separate cleanly into presentation and business logic layers. In the following sections, we present our novel method of integrating existing Web pages with a single portal application by using dynamic client-side Web page scrapping portlets.
Portlet Wrappers using JavaScript
Portal with portlet scrapping using client-side JavaScript; b.
Portlet Wrappers using JavaScript
We all firmly think that cosmic gas started out with no heavy elements (except a scrap of lithium).
Astrophysics in 2006
At the very least, the QCD-based assumptions must be scrapped and we have to resign ourselves to the incalculability of generic strong interactions .
Technicolor Signals at the LHC
Fermi estimated the size of the first atomic bomb by dropping scraps of paper and seeing how far backwards the shock wave pushed them.
Physics Education Research: Or it's so hard to find good help these days
Like manufacturing scrap and rework, data cleansing is merely rework to correct defects that would not be there if the processes worked properly.
Information and Data Quality in Spreadsheets
However, for readability it is recommended that each scrap consists of up to 12 lines.
Automated Evaluation of One-Loop Six-Point Processes for the LHC
In the next scrap the program makes use of the fact that all external momenta are chosen to be ingoing.
Automated Evaluation of One-Loop Six-Point Processes for the LHC
They simply start to construct the desired subgraph in (almost) any location, and in the event of getting stuck change only a few of the vertices embedded so far; at no time do they scrap an entire halfconstructed ob ject and start anew.
Filling the gap between Tur\'an's theorem and P\'osa's conjecture
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