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



metallic raw material in the form of industrial waste and rejects, intended for remelting into usable metal.


Any solid material cutting or reject of a manufacturing operation, which may be suitable for recycling as feedstock to the primary operation; for example, scrap from plastic or glass molding or metalworking.


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.

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We also meet Trevor, a cheery, polite scrapper who worked in the music industry and Cheryl, one of the few women in the business.
Scrappers premieres at the Liverpool Playhouse Studio on Thursday and runs until November 16.
Davis-Standard reports that it has developed a modified version of its Scrapper reclaim extruder specifically designed for foam reprocessing.
Ship scrappers are exposed to extremely hazardous working conditions.
A Micro-Sun Bakery kit includes 108 bread pans, 20 cake pans, six flat pans, two dough scrappers, two large mixing bowls, a wire whip, a large flour bin and six hot pads.
Steve McMahan's scrappers had hauled themselves level three minutes from time, and when City striker Iwan Roberts missed a last minute penalty it all proved too much for the frustrated home side.
Players engage in a variety of missions and commandeer a full range of tanks: from tiny scrappers, to missile carriers, to giant Panzers.
Available both on the website and the mobile browser version, the iScrap App Metal Forum will be a useful tool for scrappers on the go, as well as at their home or business.
and SAN DIEGO, March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Slam Bolt Scrappers, the brawling and building mash-up from Fire Hose Games, published by Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE), is now available exclusively on the PlayStationNetwork for US $14.
SPREADING IT OUT: Nashville has its third coach in three years, as former Central Arkansas Christian Coach Tim Perry took over the Scrappers during the off-season.