(Scran"nel) a. [Cf. Scrawny.] Slight; thin; lean; poor.
Grate on their scrannel pipes of wretched straw.Milton.
(Scran"ny) a. [See Scrannel.] Thin; lean; meager; scrawny; scrannel. [Prov. Eng. & Scot.]
(Scrap) n. [OE. scrappe, fr. Icel. skrap trifle, cracking. See Scrape, v. t.]
1. Something scraped off; hence, a small piece; a bit; a fragment; a detached, incomplete portion.
I have no materials not a scrap.De Quincey.
2. Specifically, a fragment of something written or printed; a brief excerpt; an unconnected extract.
3. pl. The crisp substance that remains after drying out animal fat; as, pork scraps.
4. pl. Same as Scrap iron, below.
Scrap forgings, forgings made from wrought iron scrap. Scrap iron. (a) Cuttings and waste pieces
of wrought iron from which bar iron or forgings can be made; called also wrought-iron scrap. (b)
Fragments of cast iron or defective castings suitable for remelting in the foundry; called also foundry
scrap, or cast scrap.
(Scrap"book`) n. A blank book in which extracts cut from books and papers may be pasted
(Scrape) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Scraped ; p. pr. & vb. n. Scraping.] [Icel. skrapa; akin to Sw.
skrapa, Dan. skrabe, D. schrapen, schrabben, G. schrappen, and prob. to E. sharp.]
1. To rub over the surface of (something) with a sharp or rough instrument; to rub over with something
that roughens by removing portions of the surface; to grate harshly over; to abrade; to make even, or bring
to a required condition or form, by moving the sharp edge of an instrument breadthwise over the surface
with pressure, cutting away excesses and superfluous parts; to make smooth or clean; as, to scrape a
bone with a knife; to scrape a metal plate to an even surface.
2. To remove by rubbing or scraping (in the sense above).
I will also scrape her dust from her, and make her like the top of a rock.Ezek. xxvi. 4.
3. To collect by, or as by, a process of scraping; to gather in small portions by laborious effort; hence,
to acquire avariciously and save penuriously; often followed by together or up; as, to scrape money
The prelatical party complained that, to swell a number the nonconformists did not choose, but scrape,
4. To express disapprobation of, as a play, or to silence, as a speaker, by drawing the feet back and
forth upon the floor; usually with down. Macaulay.
To scrape acquaintance, to seek acquaintance otherwise than by an introduction. Farquhar.
He tried to scrape acquaintance with her, but failed ignominiously.G. W. Cable.
(Scrape), v. i.
1. To rub over the surface of anything with something which roughens or removes it, or which smooths
or cleans it; to rub harshly and noisily along.