scraps

Definitions

  • Scrap-Pile. Oscilla. Georgia
    Scrap-Pile. Oscilla. Georgia
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n scraps food that is discarded (as from a kitchen)
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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

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?”

Usage

In literature:

At intervals during the two years, scraps of news about Clive filtered through to his birthplace.
"In Clive's Command" by Herbert Strang
These were scraps of the original material neatly patched in.
"The Grey Wig: Stories and Novelettes" by Israel Zangwill
The 15th was on our left, the 13th was holding the hill above Bethancourt, and the 14th was scrapping away on the right.
"Adventures of a Despatch Rider" by W. H. L. Watson
Slaughter-house waste, such as meat and bone scrap, are boiled or steamed to extract the fat.
"The First Book of Farming" by Charles L. Goodrich
There are scraps of this silence to be found about old houses, old walls, old trees.
"Greenwich Village" by Anna Alice Chapin
The Terrans gathered from scraps of information that gem seeking on such a large scale had never been attempted before.
"Plague Ship" by Andre Norton
Now coal tar is the scrap-heap of the vegetable kingdom.
"Creative Chemistry" by Edwin E. Slosson
The moment my car is identified and Red Gallagher and his mate arrested, every scrap of evidence against me goes.
"The Black Box" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
You don't happen to have a scrap on a botanist, do you?
"Two Knapsacks" by John Campbell
And if you get into a scrap they're a mighty handy lot of fellows to have at your back.
"Bert Wilson in the Rockies" by J. W. Duffield
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In poetry:

If we had said, "Here, sir, we bring
You many a worthless little thing,
Just bits and scraps, so very small,
That they have scarcely size at all;
"The Sparrow's Nest" by Mary Botham Howitt
Its drawers are full, a final resting place
For scented, yellowed linens, scraps of clothes
Foe wives or children, worn and faded bows,
Grandmothers' collars made of figured lace;
"The Sideboard" by Arthur Rimbaud
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
"Is there never a hound in the royal ground
Would be glad of these dainty scraps?
Who knows but some unfed human thing,
Worn, and naked and perishing,
Might care for them—perhaps!"
"The Royal Bounty" by Ernest Jones
The poorest scrap from memory's ragged lap
Comes like an heirloom from a dear dead mother--
Hush! there's a tear that has no business here,
A half-formed sigh that ere its birth we smother.
"How To Not Settle It" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
'I wake, as one from a dream half done,
And gaze with a dazzled eye
On an autumn leaf like a scrap of sun
That the wind goes whirling by,
While afar I hear, with a chill of fear,
The winter storm-king sigh.'
"What The Wind Said" by James Whitcomb Riley

In news:

Yep, just like how SCRAP Challenge puts me to the test to turn everyday household items to into something different.
Car crashes into scrap metal business.
A car slammed into a scrap metal business in Orange County early Saturday morning.
Cayuga Heights Scraps Deer Plan.
Braided rugs date back to pre-pioneer days, when homemakers didn't waste a scrap of fabric, and wove strips of worn-out clothes into rugs that lasted for generations.
Scrap traders observe declining markets.
Filibuster should be scrapped.
A routine police stop concerning unsecured scrap metal in a pickup truck Saturday morning leads to the arrest of an Asbury Park man.
Scrapping 'Don't ask, don't tell' reverses unjust societal construct.
Start small and use scrap photoetch to learn, not a key project.
Move to Single-Pass Honing Cuts Stator Scrap.
Borough suing private scrap yard over junked mobile homes and other debris.
Food-scrap collection program A preview of Palo Alto government meetings next week.
Pearl Harbor crane will be scrapped.
Lab technicians Features: Curved edges help keep the scrapping blade balanced on the edge of the lens.
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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
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