scrape


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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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There were white-tusked wild males, with fallen leaves and nuts and twigs lying in the wrinkles of their necks and the folds of their ears; fat, slow-footed she-elephants, with restless, little pinky black calves only three or four feet high running under their stomachs; young elephants with their tusks just beginning to show, and very proud of them; lanky, scraggy old-maid elephants, with their hollow anxious faces, and trunks like rough bark; savage old bull elephants, scarred from shoulder to flank with great weals and cuts of bygone fights, and the caked dirt of their solitary mud baths dropping from their shoulders; and there was one with a broken tusk and the marks of the full-stroke, the terrible drawing scrape, of a tiger's claws on his side.
They took her there, gave her a knife, and said she must scrape at the iron stove.
Richard assumed the office, with a nod at his cousin, that said quite plainly, “You see this fellow can’t get along without me;” and began to scrape the linen on his knee with great diligence.
The scrapes they got me into, and the scrapes they got me out of
Why shouldn't I work my way out of the scrape as well as they did?
As for that, we are in the same scrape ourselves," answered Dorothy, cheerfully.
Tom found out what the matter was, and sided with Polly, which proceeding led to scrape number two.
But now I never feel sure, after any half-holiday, that I shan't have to flog one of them next morning, for some foolish, thoughtless scrape.
I had on more than one occasion got him out of scrapes into which this had led him; and I know not whether it was from this cause, or a certain congeniality of sentiment between us, that he had always shown a partiality for my society.
The priest whitewashes them, the archdeacon scrapes them down; then the populace arrives and demolishes them.
The friend of his childhood, a man of the same set, of the same coterie, his comrade in the Corps of Pages, Serpuhovskoy, who had left school with him and had been his rival in class, in gymnastics, in their scrapes and their dreams of glory, had come back a few days before from Central Asia, where he had gained two steps up in rank, and an order rarely bestowed upon generals so young.
With great outward show of rebellion, half genuine, half facetious, he made several tentative scrapes with the razor.