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scrape

A slang expression for a property with improvements that should be bulldozed because they detract from the value of the land.Example: “That old shopping center is a scrape.”

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These specimens are in fact just like 'scrapers', except that superimposed over the scraper retouch are longer scars, or burin facets, removing part of the lateral or distal margin.
To secure the scrapers to the mat, drill a hole through the upper part of each end of two 1-by-2s (see drawing above).
SALT LAKE CITY -- Inventor Galen Merrell is proud to announce a paradigm shift in windshield ice scraping, by introducing the world's best ice scraper, the "Scrape-A-Round.
10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Premium Standard Farms (PSF) announced today that as it continues to install Next Generation Barn Scraper Technology at its farms in north Missouri, the company is well ahead of the schedule that was agreed upon with the state of Missouri.
And it won't fire again until that gas system is cleaned, which you can't do because you don't have a scraper.
Characteristically, thumbnail scrapers tend to be small (maximum dimension |is less than~2.
Day Two (Feb 22): Wheel loaders, motor graders, motor scrapers, articulated dump trucks, loader backhoes
Any bump the scraper hits engages and disengages the differential.
This means scrapers can work even more efficiently with little to no downtime.
2--4) Pore strips are the dermatological equivalent of tongue scrapers, lifting one of the final barriers to hygienic perfection, top left.
Microscopic analysis indicates that many scrapers were used in the preparation of leather, Nami holds.
One of the highlights of the sale was when eight late-model, low-hour motor scrapers sold for over US$1.