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scrap·ing

(skrāp'ing),
A specimen scraped from a lesion or specific site, for cytologic examination.
See also: smear.
Synonym(s): scrape

scrape

Abrasion, see there.

scrape

(skrāp)
To remove from the surface with a scalpel or other edged instrument.
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Peter Hain says the Tories are scraping the barrel with their candidates PICTURE: Peter Bolter [umlaut]
All things are possible when a man once scraping the barrel on the streets of New York can work his way to glory in Dubai and on to top hat and tails at Royal Ascot.
If it's true, as alleged, that Labour are targeting cancer patients with scare stories about the NHS, we really are scraping the barrel.
They are desperately trying to find new sources of revenue but in my opinion they are scraping the barrel.
The show's producers reckon this will be great entertainment but they are scraping the barrel for a storyline.
HHHHHBritish Light Music Classics 4 (Hyperion) After the success of the first volume, a sense of occasionally scraping the barrel has crept into the subsequent releases in this series from Ronald Corp and his New London Orchestra.
The latest reality garbage, Flockstars - with Z-list celebrities herding sheep and Gabby Logan as host - is really scraping the barrel.
Comment of PS20 the Day THE BBC are really scraping the barrel if they're having to milk old shows like Jonathan Creek again.
And if the start of this series is anything to go by, they really are scraping the barrel this time.
The Welsh Tories must really be scraping the barrel if this is the calibre of politician coming through their ranks.
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They must be pretty desperate if they are scraping the barrel for me," he said.