Scrap



noun
1.
a small piece or portion; fragment:
a scrap of paper.
2.
scraps.

bits or pieces of food, especially of leftover or discarded food.
the remains of animal fat after the oil has been tried out.

3.
a detached piece of something written or printed:
scraps of poetry.
4.
an old, discarded, or rejected item or substance for use in reprocessing or as raw material, as old metal that can be melted and reworked.
5.
chips, cuttings, fragments, or other small pieces of raw material removed, cut away, flaked off, etc., in the process of making or manufacturing an item.
adjective
6.
consisting of scraps or fragments.
7.
existing in the form of fragments or remnants of use only for reworking, as metal.
8.
discarded or left over.
verb (used with object), scrapped, scrapping.
9.
to make into scraps or scrap; break up:
to scrap old cars.
10.
to discard as useless, worthless, or ineffective:
He urged that we scrap the old method of teaching mathematics.
noun
1.
a fight or quarrel:
She got into a scrap with her in-laws.
verb (used without object), scrapped, scrapping.
2.
to engage in a fight or quarrel.
noun
1.
a small piece of something larger; fragment
2.
an extract from something written
3.

waste material or used articles, esp metal, often collected and reprocessed
(as modifier): scrap iron

4.
(pl) pieces of discarded food
verb (transitive) scraps, scrapping, scrapped
5.
to make into scrap
6.
to discard as useless
noun
1.
a fight or argument
verb scraps, scrapping, scrapped
2.
(intransitive) to quarrel or fight
scrap

Something written at CSIR, Pretoria, South Africa in the late 1970s. It ran on Interdata and Perkin-Elmer computers and was in use until the late 1980s.
[But what was it?]
(1994-12-15)

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