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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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After working a lifetime, the lucky ones who can scrape together enough money for a holiday should not be begrudged.
It wasn't Hollywood that finally barred the door to Arbuckle -- friends like Buster Keaton helped him scrape together directing gigs under a pseudonym; his audience left him.
But even with extras, fans will be hard-pressed to scrape together a worthwhile full-length disc.
Amy Sullivan's article manages to scrape together all of the available examples of Democratic non-malfeasance to paint a portrait of impending pertinence.
For most of the year, sugar farmers here scrape together a living farming beef cattle and sheep, practicing carpentry or other trades.
One Sojourners editor, for example, remembers joining several seminary classmates back in the day to scrape together the money to hear the duo.
They scrape together their meagre savings, leave home, and go to London to buy a tram.
One wonders, of course, how a youngish dealer with the wherewithal to scrape together the fair's substantial exhibitor's fee and travel her "undiscovered" talent to London would not have seen it coming.
Scrape together $30, and go to memorymakerbracelet.
In addition to his savings, Wilson, along with his partners Harrison and Dan Woolsey, was able to scrape together an additional $25,000 through family and friends.
Our congregation celebrates it with a few other neighboring parishes, so we scrape together a quorum.
Voucher advocates were able to find $14 million for vouchers for 1,700 students, yet could only scrape together an additional $13 million for the 65,000 students who attend D.