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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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By the early 1880s, a Fresno wagon shop owner named James Porteous improved on the original buck scraper design.
Scorching hot days and cool nights in the desert mean condensation is forming in the scraper's air brake system.
Insert the scraper tip so that its rounded side is up.
You'll come up empty-handed trying to find the criteria in the scraper's TM 5-3805-248-14&P-1 thru P-4.
Andrew McGonagle, store director, said:"Supporting the local community is very important to us and by offering free high visibility vests and ice scrapers to customers, it's a small gesture to keep everyone safer on their travels."
He was the first to put rubber tires on scrapers in 1932, although he had to build his own tire molds before the reluctant tire companies would make the big, low-pressure tires he needed.
There are various types of scraper designed for different applications, but this guide is concerned only with self-powered elevating scrapers.
It features an automatic melt-pressure disc-control system that automatically increases the disc rotation speed as well as the knife scraper pressure as needed to keep a stable melt pressure.
We see too many units that don't have enough gas system scrapers for their M240 and M249 machine guns.
That's why we lead the way in the development of ground engaging and impact resident wear parts for trenchers, scrapers, and HDD horizontal directional drilling equipment.
"Use a good quality de-icer - have two cans handy in case you run out - and a proper ice-scraper, as CD cases and other makeshift scrapers can scratch.
Shaft scrapers may be used without the grease fittings, but the grease fitting combination is recommended in heavy usage applications or when shaft rpm exceed rated speeds.