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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Jackson promised to knock Ah Moy's block off if he did not feed the puppy well, while Sigurd Halvorsen, in the forecastle, did his best to knock off Henrik Gjertsen's block when the latter was guilty of kicking Scraps out of his way.
So strong was the play-instinct in him, as well as was his constitution strong, that he continually outplayed Scraps to abject weariness, so that he could only lie on the deck and pant and laugh through air-draughty lips and dab futilely in the air with weak forepaws at Michael's continued ferocious-acted onslaughts.
That's the idea, Scraps," said the Glass Cat, approvingly.
It fits me better, for my patchwork is all scraps, and nothing else.
In the office he wore also a linen duster with huge pockets into which he continually stuffed scraps of paper.