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a. waste material or used articles, esp metal, often collected and reprocessed
b. (as modifier): scrap iron
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



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

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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.
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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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Let's say you would take the scrappiness of a Lee Jay, combine it with the esprit de corps of Stroud's and mix in the entrepreneurial spirit of Bed Bath, and maybe the better market pedigree of LNT.
With the scrappiness continuing in the second half, it was always going to take a mistake to break the deadlock.
What is new and most captivating about it, though, is the continuing innovation and scrappiness of the men of the Tank Destroyer Force as they gained more information about their foe, weapons evolved, and terrains and other conditions changed during the course of the War.
It made the home fans happier, but the scrappiness that went before cast a pall over the benefits of another three points.
After a dull first half, notable only for its scrappiness, Cowan pounced seven minutes after half-time to head home a right-wing cross from Craig Farrell.
My only slight reservation is that he didn't jump quite as cleanly as he might, although to be fair, his occasional scrappiness never looked like developing into a fall.
Despite the result, Lee was not happy with the scrappiness of some of the play.
What began in 1959 with one woman using her love of baseball to help lower cultural barriers has expanded into another story, one that has as much to do with service, spirituality and scrappiness as with a game.
None of the chestnut varieties bred [o resist blight so far has the shoot-the-sun height of the pure American chestnut and its famed scrappiness for competing in a forest canopy.
Both sides began the second half positively before the scrappiness, present in the first, dominated.
It was heartening to see such stalwart scrappiness and communal spirit in Brooklyn's fast-gentrifying DUMBO neighborhood.