from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. Present participle of scrape.
- n. What has been removed when something has been scraped.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Resembling the act of, or the effect produced by, one who, or that which, scrapes.
- n. The act of scraping; the act or process of making even, or reducing to the proper form, by means of a scraper.
- n. Something scraped off; that which is separated from a substance, or is collected by scraping.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of one who scrapes.
- n. That which is scraped off from a substance, or is collected by scraping or raking: generally used in the plural: as, the scrapings of the street; pot-scrapings.
- n. plural Savings; hard earnings; hoardings.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (usually plural) a fragment scraped off of something and collected
- n. a harsh noise made by scraping
- n. a deep bow with the foot drawn backwards (indicating excessive humility)
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Now that's what I call scraping the bottom of the barrel.
Mock scraping is nothing new to serious deer hunters, and most of us recognize that the overhanging branch is critical to making a mock that rocks.
Data scraping is nothing new, and there are steps Web site managers can take to keep it at bay.
My delicious pizza (you see it to the right, but it was larger than a cookie) - the name of which I forget - had a thin scraping of tomato sauce, little balls of mozzarella, folded bits of ham, and chunks of artichoke which were just the right size.
Of course screen-scraping is itself a dubious process.
Soon after it was founded, RapLeaf began "scraping"-or collecting information from-social networks to build a people search engine.
The site Haitianquake. com began "scraping" -- mechanically aggregating -- the most popular such sites, like koneksyon. com and American Red Cross Family Links.
With their enthusiasm for OAuth and the recognition of the problem of widespread password scraping, I think Google is realizing that their avoidance of OpenID is not paying off.
In polite language, this would be described as scraping the barrel, as indeed it was!
In addition, at the time of the biopsy, the President elected to have the tissue around the lesion treated superficially with a technique called scraping and burning, in the event that the lesion was to be confirmed as skin cancer.