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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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As they scraped the barrel for every vote, Clinton and his trade rep, Mickey Kantor, met with a block of twenty California and Florida Representatives prepared to withhold their "yes" votes until they extracted a promise from the Administration to take another look at the methyl-bromide situation.
I didn't spend it on much - it barely scraped the barrel.
VETERAN boss John Rudge has spent his managerial career juggling Port Vale's fortunes on a shoestring - and this time he just about scraped the barrel.