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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
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scrape

Abrasion, see there.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

scrape

(skrāp)
To remove from the surface with a scalpel or other edged instrument.
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I KNOW last Tuesday was what's known in the trade as "a slow news day" but RTE News scraped the barrel by doing a so-called news story about what it described as "one of the country's great tourist attractions".
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. Last time you had a really good laugh?

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