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  • noun Plural form of scraping.


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  • The most famous page was about how to get stoned by smoking the scrapings from the inside of banana peels.

    Tips for Teens Roger Sutton 2008

  • Cuthona destinyae came out of hull scrapings from the M/V Destiny in La Gordornia, Guerrero, Mexico, and thus, is named for the boat.

    Archive 2007-05-01 2007

  • Goldberger doubted the infection theory since there were no records of doctors or nurses catching the disease from their patients, and he actually ate skin scrapings and excreta from pellagrins to test this directly.

    The Nobel Prize and the Discovery of Vitamins 2004

  • I’ll just need a few scrapings from the inside of your cheek for that.

    Drabble Smut amberfocus 2008

  • When I ask for fresh yeast in Sainsbury’s, they charge me 18 pence for 50g of what looks like the mouldy old scrapings from the bottom of the barrel: it rarely looks actually fresh, and if you want 100g, for some reason they have to price it up as two lots of 50g.

    Retired Hurt « We Don't Count Your Own Visits To Your Blog 2007

  • I also identified a novel adeno-associated virus, now labelled AAV-5, from my own skin scrapings.

    Harald zur Hausen - Autobiography 2009

  • Dick carefully polished the glass and held it at the right angle between the touchwood, that is, the scrapings, and the sun.

    The Last of the Chiefs A Story of the Great Sioux War 1890

  • In the absence of that fluid, a second round of testing might look with much more sensitive tests looking for small traces f evidence, which is non-semen, that may have been left behind, such as scrapings of skin cells that may be found under fingernails.

    CNN Transcript May 12, 2006 2006

  • The portion dipped from the boxes in an unadulterated state is "virgin pure," and much more desirable in the market than the "scrapings," which are filled with small chips and pine straw, and thereby depreciated in value.

    Recollections of the Inhabitants, Localities, Superstitions, and KuKlux Outrages of the Carolinas. By a "Carpet-Bagger" Who Was Born and Lived There 1880

  • Mr. Soper inspected the house and collected water from the well, and scrapings from the taps.

    Deadly Julie Chibbaro 2011


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