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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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Chicagoans can help save Scrappy and the other animals in Found Chicago's care by logging on to www.
Scrappy and Rocky will be playing the role of specialist war dogs during the event which will take place at Asda, Kinmel Bay on Wednesday, May 14.
Donny's on-loan keeper Sam Johnstone was rarely stretched on his home debut and manager Paul Dickov said: "It was scrappy but we definitely had the better of the game.
But we were scrappy with the ball and scrappy with some loose play.
Scrappy, who was 14, was struck by a car on Cargo Fleet Lane, Middlesbrough, after he accidentally got out.
It was a scrappy game but one we were delighted to get three points from," said Jewell.
The game became very scrappy for the next 25 minutes and a yellow card for each team saw the intensity drop.
I've been thinking about the accidental nature of careers for some time now," said Kimberly Wiefling, executive editor of the Scrappy series.
The interesting side of the robbery was the scrappy robber's running away after felling 6 times.
Summary: Sam Allardyce failed to get the better of his former assistant Phil Brown as Blackburn and Hull played out a scrappy goalless draw.
The Welshman edged a scrappy first session 3-1 but grew in stature after the mid-session interval and performed better than his scrappy quarter-final win over Stephen Hendry.
a scrappy first bend in the third Stan James Puppy Derby semi at Wimbledon on Friday.