scrape away

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w>scrape away

viherumkratzen (→ at an +dat)
vt sepabkratzen
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Scrape away the peel of day, making sure no bitterness remains.
First, remove the pin bones along the back of the fish by cutting away the dorsal fin -- follow the line of the fish's back from just below the head to the tail and scrape away the seam of fin and bones.
It started with gardeners using heavy machinery to strip away undergrowth, and then police teams erecting tents and perimeter blue sheeting, as forensic experts set about using trowels to scrape away earth.
The Tory boast of a growing economy and full-employment ring pretty hollow when you scrape away the headline figures and look at what kind of work is being created - low-paid, uncertain, temporary and zerohours in the main.
Create a wound Using a sharp knife, scrape away a thin layer of bark from the stem to expose the inner cream-coloured wood, known as cambium, just beneath the bark.
Immensely talented, Barkley (left) has frustrated successive Everton bosses and got into the odd scrape away from the field.
After removing the rear camera and the fingerprint sensor, users will have to use paint thinner to scrape away the colour, and peel away the lamination layer.
There's no need to scrape away previously used labels or use harsh cleaning solutions.
The Bristol team has found a way to essentially scrape away the most radioactive parts of the graphite blocks--the parts containing carbon-14, a radioactive isotope of carbon.
Each bite of corn-free Active Adult hits your dog's teeth in crunchy nugget form to scrape away plaque and cut down on tartar.
And the way polyurethane foams up as it cures, it leaves me with mounds of hardened froth to scrape away later.