scrapper

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n scrapper someone who fights (or is fighting)
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Usage

In literature:

The real adventurers, the excitement seekers, the scrappers, drove into the press of those who were in the way.
"Joan of Arc of the North Woods" by Holman Day
You're always jawing each other, and I don't like scrappers.
"Heart of Gold" by Ruth Alberta Brown
This journal is as much for scrappers as for the men of peace.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Fifth Annual Meeting" by Various
In a few Moments the Imported Scrapper came into the Ring, attended by the Sporty Undertaker.
"Fables in Slang" by George Ade
Now, boys, hurrah for Uncle Ike, the jolliest old scrapper in the business.
"Peck's Uncle Ike and The Red Headed Boy 1899" by George W. Peck
Scrapper Bert was rather noted for his prowess.
"Radio Boys Loyalty" by Wayne Whipple
I am some scrapper myself, if it comes to that!
"Battling the Clouds" by Captain Frank Cobb
He's a pretty scrapper.
"The Golden Woman" by Ridgwell Cullum
But I jest want you to know that they's one man that appreciates you for a plain scrapper.
"Hidden Water" by Dane Coolidge
Tell the Jarmuthians that they can send six of their biggest and best scrappers, one for each girl.
"Astounding Stories, February, 1931" by Various
He's little but he's a dandy scrapper.
"The Rosie World" by Parker Fillmore
Go get ol' Scrapper for me.
"The Sheriff of Badger" by George B. Pattullo
Is that lad a scrapper?
"Signal in the Dark" by Mildred A. Wirt
They were scrappers, too.
"The Son of his Father" by Ridgwell Cullum
My missis is a bit of a scrapper, you see, an' I've learned 'ow to 'andle 'em.
"Mrs. Bindle" by Hebert Jenkins
They are perfectly harmless and though they are fierce scrappers among themselves, inflict no injury on any one else.
"Bert Wilson at the Wheel" by J. W. Duffield
People who know me best call me a scrapper, and I've been living up to my reputation.
"The Wreckers" by Francis Lynde
He has licked lots of other scrappers in his time, and you couldn't expect them to say nice things about Baylay.
"Phil Bradley's Snow-shoe Trail" by Silas K. Boone
He's a great little scrapper.
"The Dogs of Boytown" by Walter A. Dyer
You're a scrapper; you can box, they say.
"The New Boys at Oakdale" by Morgan Scott
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In news:

At 23, Chipper Jones is the kind of vintage baseball player that disenchanted fans have craved — a scrapper, full of hustly, plays like he actually loves the game.
Adapting Robert E Howard's ancient scrapper to screen.
Although Solomon Kane screened at Fantastic Fest 2009, this handsomely produced adaptation of Weird Tales icon Robert E Howard's other ancient scrapper is only now getting a fitful release.
Down economy makes for slim pickings for heavy trash scrappers.
Heather Wilson is an experienced campaign scrapper who weathered five tough House races to keep a 10-year Republican hold on the swing district that represents most of the state's largest city.
A scrapper destroyed this $1,600 set of bleachers at Tuccamirgan Park in Flemington just to get a few dollars worth of aluminum.
Scrappers fined for dumping into Gowanus.
The building has been looted by scrappers and vandals since it caught fire more than two decades ago.
LADIES AND GENTLEMEN In this corner we have the black and white scrapper known to his friends as Thomas and in THIS corner it's the blonde bomber Bucks LETS BEGIN.
The week ended with a surprise visit from Scrappy, the Mahoning Valley Scrappers' mascot who visited classrooms and supported the students' hard work.
Scrapbooking .com, which can point you to "scrapper" clubs in your area.
Mahoning Valley scratched a run across in the top of the ninth, and the Spikes left the tying run on second base in the bottom of the inning as the Scrappers took a 7-6 win Wednesday afternoon.
According to the SS United States Conservancy awareness campaign, the America's national flagship, the SS United States , is in imminent danger of being bought by scrappers.
"Sometimes, this little island sure does feel big," mused me n' Scrappers, during yet another late night spent making newspapers and commiseration.
After a night where State College played a near-perfect baseball game that resulted in a 4-0 win, they put the shoe on the other foot as they were downed 4-1 by the Scrappers on a night welcoming the hall of fame pro wrestler .
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In science:

Glasses have been of use to mankind from early on, be it as arrowheads for the stone age people of Corsica and the Americas, the obsidian battle axes and swords of the Aztecs, pumice scrappers for animal hides, or the tektite ornaments and fertility symbols of our ancestors.
Formulation of thermodynamics for the glassy state: configurational energy as a modest source of energy
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