• Cutter of Scrub-Plane. Scratch-Plane and Scraper-Plane
    Cutter of Scrub-Plane. Scratch-Plane and Scraper-Plane
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n scraper any of various hand tools for scraping
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Scraper An instrument by which the soles of shoes are cleaned from mud and the like, by drawing them across it.
    • Scraper An instrument drawn by oxen or horses, used for scraping up earth in making or repairing roads, digging cellars, canals etc.
    • Scraper An instrument having two or three sharp sides or edges, for cleaning the planks, masts, or decks of a ship.
    • Scraper An instrument with which anything is scraped.
    • Scraper In the printing press, a board, or blade, the edge of which is made to rub over the tympan sheet and thus produce the impression.
    • Scraper One who acquires avariciously and saves penuriously.
    • Scraper One who plays awkwardly on a violin.
    • Scraper One who scrapes.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n scraper An instrument with which anything is scraped. Specifically
    • n scraper An apparatus drawn by oxen or horses, and used for scraping earth in making or repairing roads, digging cellars, canals, etc., and generally for raising and removing loosened soil, etc. In use the scraper is held with the handles slightly elevated till it scoops up its charge of earth, which is held by the sides and back. The handles are then pressed downward, which elevates the edge so that it no longer scrapes; the scraper being then drawn along, sliding on the bottom, to the place of discharge, the handles are suddenly and sharply raised, which engages the edge with the ground, and the draft then turns the scraper bottom-side upward, dumping the contents.
    • n scraper A large broad hoe used in cleaning roads, courtyards, cow-houses, etc.
    • n scraper An instrument having two or three sides or edges, for cleaning the decks, masts, or planking of ships, etc.
    • n scraper In engraving: A three-sided and fluted tool set in a wooden handle, used to remove the ridge or bur raised by the burin or dry-point from the sides of furrows cut into the surface of a copperplate. A three-sided tool with a lozenge-shaped point, used by wood-engravers to lower the edges in the light parts of a block in order to protect the edges in presswork.
    • n scraper In lithography, the angled edge in a press against which the protected sheet is drawn by a scraping movement, and which gives the required impression.
    • n scraper A marble-workers' tool for cutting flutes and channels.
    • n scraper A stucco-workers' shaping-tool.
    • n scraper A tool used by miners for removing the dust or so-called “bore-meal” from the drill-hole.
    • n scraper A wood-working tool with a straight or a curved blade and with one or two handles, used to remove address-marks from packing-boxes and in finishing fine woodwork.
    • n scraper A tool used by cabinet-makers in dressing off and smoothing veneers, etc.
    • n scraper A planing-machine in which the wood is forced against a stationary scraper or cutting-bar.
    • n scraper An implement of wood, with, a thin blade shaped like an ordinary knife-blade, used to scrape sweat from horses.
    • n scraper In iron-working, a tool used after the planer to give a true face.
    • n scraper A road-scraper.
    • n scraper Milit., an instrument for scraping powder from the bores of mortars and howitzers. It consists of a handle of iron, having a scraper at one end and a spoon for collecting dirt at the other, both made of steel.
    • n scraper A thumb-flint.
    • n scraper A small dredge or scoop used for taking oysters, scallops, etc., and also for cleaning off the beds. It is shaped something like a stout scythe, with a bag of iron ring-work on one side of the blade.
    • n scraper An instrument with which to clean the tongue by scraping off the fur.
    • n scraper One who scrapes. Specifically
    • n scraper A fiddler, as one who scrapes the strings.
    • n scraper plural The scratchers or gallinaceous birds of the old order Rasores.
    • n scraper A scraper for boiler-flues which turns on an axis as it is passed through the flue.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Scraper an instrument used for scraping, esp. the soles of shoes outside the door of a house: a hoe: a tool used by engravers and others: a fiddler
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Scand., Ice. skrapa, to scrape; Dut. schrapen; A.S. scearpian.


In literature:

The next thing used will be a carefully sharpened and keen edged steel scraper.
"The Repairing & Restoration of Violins" by Horace Petherick
Go to New York and look at the twenty-storied, sky-scrapers built by the Adamses.
"The Pools of Silence" by H. de Vere Stacpoole
One, as it happened, jammed inside it, so that he could get no more in, and he laid hold of an iron scraper to free it with.
"The Cattle-Baron's Daughter" by Harold Bindloss
The very word sky-scraper is an admirable example of an American lie.
"What I Saw in America" by G. K. Chesterton
There are no sky-scrapers.
"A Tour of the Missions" by Augustus Hopkins Strong
Somewhat improved appliances are used in railroad building now, but though it had limitations the scraper did excellent work in its day.
"Lorimer of the Northwest" by Harold Bindloss
In case the catch becomes filled with dirt, it can be easily cleaned out with a scraper.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 488, May 9, 1885" by Various
For where he stood he could see the huge bulk of the sky-scraper towering into the blue.
"The Doomsman" by Van Tassel Sutphen
Why dance jigs around a door-scraper?
"The Wind in the Willows" by Kenneth Grahame
Or the architect who designs and superintends the construction of a sky-scraper.
"The Dominant Dollar" by Will Lillibridge

In poetry:

She heerd a foot an' knowed it, tu,
Araspin' on the scraper,--
All ways to once her feelins flew
Like sparks in burnt-up paper.
"High-Worthy Mister!" by James Russell Lowell
Before his patent scraper sold
Old Highboys used to beat them all!
See what Society has done—
He's holding her cashmere shawl!
"Vers De Societe" by Elizabeth Drew Barstow Stoddard
She heered a foot, an' knowed it tu;
A-raspin' on the scraper,—
All ways to once her feelin's flew
Like sparks in burnt-up paper.
"The Courtin'" by James Russell Lowell
Pitkethly, the draper,
Sly booer an' scraper
As bee sucketh honey,
He clutched their money;
While Kilmarnock's bailie,
Held bully-talk daily.
"O'Connor's Michaelmas Goose" by Samuel Bamford
And Jones was settin' in it, SO:
A-readin' of a paper.
His mules was goin' powerful slow,
Fur he had tied the lines onto
The staple of the scraper.
"Jones's Private Argyment" by Sidney Lanier
T was a tidy young Tapir,
Who went out to bring in the paper;
And when he came back
He made no muddy track,
For he wiped his feet clean on the scraper.
"An Alphabet Zoo" by Carolyn Wells

In news:

Cell Phone Flap, Stolen Ice Scraper .
Linda Scraper Smith, 69, of Poteau died Wednesday, Dec 28, 2011, in Fort Smith, Ark.
15-year-old hopes ' scraper bikes' hold key to his creative future.
Facebook Scraper Launches Open Source Data Analysis Tool for "Big Data".
The scraper 's distinctive High Arch Drawframe couples the scraper and tractor through a massive 12 in.
All Pull-Type Scrapers Products From.
Craig Ruegsegger walks you through the simple steps for sharpening and then using a card scraper .
The leather compartments are perfect for storing and protecting my scrapers .
Whether it is a contractor with one or two scrapers , or 50+ scrapers , K-Tec has an earthmover that will outperform the competition.
Brush and Scraper Combo Hyde Tools Southbridge, Mass.
Cat® 613G Elevating Wheel Tractor- Scraper Delivers Improved Productivity and Work-Alone Efficiency.
Wire Brush and Scraper Combo Hyde Tools Southbridge, Mass.
Ditch the breath mints and strips -- if you truly want to eliminate bad breath, grab a tongue scraper .
A YouTube Scraper for Major Label Music Videos.
Based on the MSU project, Pouliot says the V-shaped scrapers will cost approximately $31/pig space more than the cost associated with a conventional scraper system.

In science:

As typical for such a scrapers, the script would break if layout and/or names change in the HTML encoding.
Open Data: Reverse Engineering and Maintenance Perspective
The ScraperWiki script ( outbreaks/) that processes this data is 63 lines of Python code.
Open Data: Reverse Engineering and Maintenance Perspective
A ScraperWiki script can be found at european- funded regional development project/.
Open Data: Reverse Engineering and Maintenance Perspective
Python web scrapers automate the process of downloading and preprocessing atmospheric and surface data from common sources.
Data management and analysis with WRF and SFIRE
If the simple sheaf F is not torsion free, the torsion subsheaf of F is non-zero and so contains a rank one sky-scraper Cs supported at some point s ∈ E .
Analytic moduli spaces of simple sheaves on families of integral curves