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Definition of Scrap

  • Something scraped off; hence, a small piece; a bit; a fragment; a detached, incomplete portion.
  • Specifically, a fragment of something written or printed; a brief excerpt; an unconnected extract.
  • The crisp substance that remains after drying out animal fat; as, pork scraps.
  • Same as Scrap iron, below.
  • the act of fighting; any contest or struggle
  • a small piece of something that is left over after the rest has been used
  • a small fragment of something broken off from the whole
  • worthless material that is to be disposed of
  • make into scrap or refuse
  • have a disagreement over something
  • dispose of (something useless or old)

How to use scrap in a sentence. Scrap pronunciation.

Her brain was becoming a mere receptacle for dates and definitions, vocabularies and rules syntactic, for thrice-boiled essence of history, ragged scraps of science, quotations at fifth hand, and all the heterogeneous rubbish of a 'crammer's' shop.
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When away from her books, she carried scraps of paper, with jottings to be committed to memory.
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These did not help with the housework-though I suppose you might say they did, too, in a way, for they ate the scraps from the table and this helped to save work.
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The Words of the Elders, to which I have already alluded, and the Lausiaca of Palladius likewise, are full of precious scraps of moral wisdom, sayings, and anecdotes, full of nobleness, purity, pathos, insight into character, and often instinct with a quiet humour, which seems to have been, in the Old world, peculiar to the Egyptians, as it is, in the New, almost peculiar to the old- fashioned God-fearing Scotsman.
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He needed nought from any man save the scrap of land which the lord was only too glad to allow him in return for his counsels and his prayers.
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He tilled a scrap of ground, and ate the grain from it, mingled with ashes.
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She made them for herself on scraps of paper, and rolled them on her tongue when there seemed no occasion for such eloquence.
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They were professedly looking into the enormous central cage of monkeys, and being thoroughly annoyed by William, she compared him to a wretched misanthropical ape, huddled in a scrap of old shawl at the end of a pole, darting peevish glances of suspicion and distrust at his companions.
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She hummed a scrap of a tune under her breath, and moved about the room as if she were occupied in making things tidy, and had no other concern.
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As he went down the cart-track the boy had pointed out to him he sang scraps of songs to himself, the birds twittered busily above his head, and the distant sound of the deaf man's lathe came more and more faintly to his ears.
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Dale spent about a quarter of an hour getting rid of every scrap of the granite; then held the pan in the bright sunshine, so that the water drained off and the rays shone full upon the bottom of the vessel.
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Pierre, whose hair was full of scraps of hay, took off his cap and scratched his head.
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Another journey of travellers to London, in the rear of the chariot, was not diversified by a single incident or refreshed by scraps of dialogue.
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Even when she turned resolutely from the window, and lighted the gas, and drew down the shade, she waited to put every thing tidy on her writing-table, and then, when she had finally turned the key in her writing-desk, to read over half a dozen old letters and bits of essays, and scraps of poetry, ere she reached down for that little white envelope, with her name traced by the dear familiar hand that wrote her name no more.
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When Garrick played Richard II in slashed trunk hose and plumes, it was not because he believed that the Plantagenets dressed like that, or because the costumes could not have made him a XV century dress as easily as a nondescript combination of the state robes of George III with such scraps of older fashions as seemed to playgoers for some reason to be romantic.
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You know Brookside Farm has a reputation to maintain, and, while I don't believe in quarreling, still this was a case where I think you were justified in letting them scrap it out.
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What scrap of hearsay about contents of Sterling's letters to me, or that I had letters, this paltry journalist swelled into this puff-ball, I know not.
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Jennie went on to the dining-room, and Lester overheard a scrap of their conversation.
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Intensely nervous, and feeling much of that shame at the exercise of the higher intelligence which besets those who are known to be renowned in field sports, Gordon produced his poems shyly, scribbled them on scraps of paper, and sent them anonymously to magazines.
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Rare winter birds, as we had long been taught to think them in our southern homes; here we found them in their native land and heard not a few sweet melodies, of which in faraway Ontario, New Jersey, and Maryland we had been favoured only with promising scraps when wintry clouds were broken by the sun.
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Examples of Scrap

Example #1
When away from her books, she carried scraps of paper, with jottings to be committed to memory.
Example #2
Beside her plate at meals lay formulae and tabulations.
Example #3
Her brain was becoming a mere receptacle for dates and definitions, vocabularies and rules syntactic, for thrice-boiled essence of history, ragged scraps of science, quotations at fifth hand, and all the heterogeneous rubbish of a 'crammer's' shop.
Example #4
In the first book of this series, called "The Curlytops at Cherry Farm," I had the pleasure of telling you how Jan and Ted, with their father, mother and Nora went to grandpa's place in the country to spend the happy vacation days.
Example #5
And I must not forget Skyrocket, a dog, nor Turnover, a cat.