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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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The woman told police the girl who resembled Vicky Pollard had blonde hair scraped back into a ponytail.
Their JCB scraped back the turf in one section and it revealed a mosaic pavement - it was a great feeling.
This new Glam ponytail from Hothair, available in 12 natural colours, cleverly attaches with a clip to your own scraped back hair, however short the stump.
He jumped out to a 5-2 lead, but Castillo scraped back to 5-5 and eventually forced a tiebreaker, which Smith won 7-5.
When workers scraped back the burning refuse, they discovered that the flames had ignited a subterranean coal seam.
Incremental layers of internal plaster have been scraped back to reveal the original brickwork, fragments of tiling and mosaics.
As Nancy, right, her work gear is trackie bums, while her hair is scraped back in a ponytail.
Layers of thick paint are applied, scraped back, masked, built up and ground down to create highly textured, colourful and emotive work.
You can either wear loose around your shoulders, slung in a low ponytail or scraped back into a wet-look chignon, below.
She scraped back her trademark blonde hair into a high top knot and wandered through the Los Angeles airport on her own.
Moss, who wears her hair scraped back with small curls falling down in front of her ears, conceals her body behind her friend.