scrape off

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Related to scrape off: come off, come to terms, put on hold, in line with, overstay my welcome

w>scrape off

visich abkratzen lassen
vt sepabkratzen (prep obj von)
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True, from the unmarred dead body of the whale, you may scrape off with your hand an infinitely thin, transparent substance, somewhat resembling the thinnest shreds of isinglass, only it is almost as flexible and soft as satin; that is, previous to being dried, when it not only contracts and thickens, but becomes rather hard and brittle.
Swinging in mid-air, they hung te-naciously, their weight dragging down the creature's head and so retarding its speed that before it had reached me it was almost stopped and devoting all its energies to attempting to scrape off its attackers with its forefeet.
To deal with it, you need to wait for dry weather, scrape off any thick growths and then apply a proprietary weed or moss killer.
Inline Services' Cutter Disc is designed for enhanced cleaning of pipelines where wax, scale or sludge is present The angled shaped edges of the disc act as cutter blades to scrape off deposits throughout the pipeline.
grown in containers will need some TLC, so scrape off old compost and replace it with fresh.
PLANTS | grown in containers will need some TLC, so scrape off old compost and replace it with fresh.
Scrape off a lump and you will probably see a build-up of salts, as well as any contamination from the coal, like tar.
I've managed to scrape off some of it but there's still a definite 'blush'.
factory in Ibaraki Prefecture can scrape off a concrete surface by blasting the pressurized water onto it while retrieving nearly all waste materials with a suction spout near the water outlet.
Operators were required to pry glass, at 400 degrees F, from a metal plate, and then manually scrape off epoxy from the metal.
If stalk is stringy scrape off outer layer, remove centre choke.
Remove all twigs and leaves by hand or with a garden trowel and for stubborn leaves, pour on water and scrape off.