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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 aircraft reportedly attempted to land in heavy fog in Samara, Russia and landed short of the runway, scraping along the landing strip and finally overturning.
It also offers large cooling surfaces and chocolate scraping along with turbulent mixing.
As it scraped along the highway, the patients fell down on the open windows that were scraping along the highway and it just took off their skin and limbs and joints.
People fell down on the open windows that were scraping along the highway and it just took off their skin and limbs and joints.
As the bus scraped along the highway, the patients fell down on the open windows that were scraping along the highway and it just took off their skin and limbs and joints.
Among the most useful shapes are flat whisks which are curved out on the bottom and are good for tasks that need scraping along the pan bottom, when making a roux of flour and butter, for instance; balloon whisks have a round shape that helps aerate foods such as egg whites; and sauce whisks which are more pear-shaped and are designed to emulsify sauces.
Despite real estate fundamentals that were generally scraping along the bottom, investors were consistently bullish on REITs through 2003.
Nor do I want to see Wales being denuded of its natural resources without receiving any return, or just scraping along with diminishing crumbs from the rich man's table.