scraps


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scrap 1

 (skrăp)
n.
1. A small piece or bit; a fragment.
2. scraps Leftover bits of food.
3. Discarded waste material, especially metal suitable for reprocessing.
4. scraps Crisp pieces of rendered animal fat; cracklings.
tr.v. scrapped, scrap·ping, scraps
1. To break down into parts for disposal or salvage: scrap an old stove.
2. To discard or abandon as useless; cancel: scrap a plan.

[Middle English, from Old Norse skrap, trifles, pieces; see sker- in Indo-European roots.]

scrap 2

 (skrăp)
intr.v. scrapped, scrap·ping, scraps
To fight, usually with the fists.
n.
A fight or scuffle. See Synonyms at brawl.

[Perhaps variant of scrape.]

scrap′per n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.scraps - food that is discarded (as from a kitchen)scraps - food that is discarded (as from a kitchen)
waste, waste material, waste matter, waste product - any materials unused and rejected as worthless or unwanted; "they collect the waste once a week"; "much of the waste material is carried off in the sewers"
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In the office he wore also a linen duster with huge pockets into which he continually stuffed scraps of paper.
Chingachgook has as many different paints as the engineer officer's wife, who takes down natur' on scraps of paper, making the mountains look like cocks of rusty hay, and placing the blue sky in reach of your hand.
The girl ran into the house to get some crumbs of bread, cold potatoes, and other such scraps as were suitable to the accommodating appetite of fowls.
And this reminds me that certain Englishmen, who long ago were accidentally left in Greenland by a whaling vessel --that these men actually lived for several months on the mouldy scraps of whales which had been left ashore after trying out the blubber.
In a word, after being tried out, the crisp, shrivelled blubber, now called scraps or fritters, still contains considerable of its unctuous properties.
To another room came all the scraps to be "tanked," which meant boiling and pumping off the grease to make soap and lard; below they took out the refuse, and this, too, was a region in which the visitors did not linger.
Well, the other day I was just feeding him with a few old scraps I picked up by the kitchen door, and Mas'r came along, and said I was feeding him up at his expense, and that he couldn't afford to have every nigger keeping his dog, and ordered me to tie a stone to his neck and throw him in the pond.
Rags and scraps of the coarse clothing were parted with at the rate equal to about twenty dollars a yard; a piece of a lantern and one or two other trifles brought nearly their weight in gold; and an Englishman offered a pound sterling for a single breeches-button.
I caught scraps of their conversation, from which I was able only too distinctly to infer the main subject discussed.
Also you could make the acquaintance of strange busy insect things running about on various unknown but evidently serious errands, sometimes carrying tiny scraps of straw or feather or food, or climbing blades of grass as if they were trees from whose tops one could look out to explore the country.
Magdalen observed with some surprise that the companions of the admiral's dinner had, thus far, received no scraps from their master's plate.