What is scrape?

  • (noun): A deep bow with the foot drawn backwards (indicating excessive humility).
    Example: "All that bowing and scraping did not impress him"
    Synonyms: scraping
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on scrape, scrapes:

Tracker Scrape
... A scrape, or tracker scrape, is a request sent by a BitTorrent client to a tracker ... bandwidth consuming than just sending a scrape result), etc ... Note that some trackers don't support scrape requests, but it is still possible to use the tracker like usual.) A client scrapes in order to determine whether or not to send an announce ...
Wow And Flutter Measurement - Scrape Flutter
... This is termed 'scrape flutter' ... Scrape flutter measurement requires special techniques, often using a 10 kHz tone ...
Shell Scrape
... A Shell scrape (also referred to as a shallow grave or ranger grave) is a type of military earthwork long and deep enough to lie flat in ... Shell scrapes are generally hastily excavated manually (i.e ... This way a soldier can sleep in his shell scrape more comfortably with cover overhead ...
Buckskin (leather) - Wet Scrape Method
... The wet-scrape method involves scraping the wet hide on a smooth horizontal log, at stomach or sternum level ...

More definitions of "scrape":

  • (verb): Bend the knees and bow in a servile manner.
    Synonyms: kowtow, genuflect
  • (verb): Make by scraping.
    Example: "They scraped a letter into the stone"
  • (noun): A harsh noise made by scraping.
    Example: "The scrape of violin bows distracted her"
    Synonyms: scraping, scratch, scratching
  • (verb): Scratch repeatedly.
    Synonyms: grate
  • (verb): Gather (money or other resources) together over time.
    Synonyms: scrape up, come up
  • (verb): Bruise, cut, or injure the skin or the surface of.
    Synonyms: skin

Famous quotes containing the word scrape:

    Job took a potsherd with which to scrape himself, and sat among the ashes.
    Bible: Hebrew, Job 2:8.

    and a man climbing
    must scrape his knees, and bring
    the grip of his hands into play. The cut stone
    consoles his groping feet. Wings brush past him.
    The poem ascends.
    Denise Levertov (b. 1923)

    A lie will easily get you out of a scrape, and yet, strangely and beautifully, rapture possesses you when you have taken the scrape and left out the lie.
    —C.E. (Charles Edward)