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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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C4's home-grown entertainment doesn't so much scrape the bottom of the barrel as smash through it and tunnel into the sewers.
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Hey, it's difficult for adults to understand how people can get so low as to scrape the bottom of the barrel and steal from an elementary kid's education.