cast scrap
Scrap Scrap (skr[a^]p), 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. [1913 Webster]

I have no materials -- not a scrap. --De Quincey. [1913 Webster]

2. Specifically, a fragment of something written or printed; a brief excerpt; an unconnected extract. [1913 Webster]

3. pl. The crisp substance that remains after drying out animal fat; as, pork scraps. [1913 Webster]

4. pl. Same as {Scrap iron}, below. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster]

{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}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Scrap — (skr[a^]p), 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. [1913 Webster] I have no materials not a scrap. De Quincey.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scrap forgings — Scrap Scrap (skr[a^]p), 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. [1913 Webster] I have no materials not a scrap. De… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scrap iron — Scrap Scrap (skr[a^]p), 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. [1913 Webster] I have no materials not a scrap. De… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scrap — [n1] tiny bit of something atom, bite, bits and pieces*, butt, castoff, chip, chunk, crumb, cutting, discard, end, fragment, glob, gob, grain, hunk, iota, jot, junk, leaving, leftover*, lump, mite, modicum, morsel, mouthful, odds and ends*, orts …   New thesaurus

  • Cast-off — a. Cast or laid aside; thrown away; discarded; as, cast off clothes. Syn: discarded, junked, scrap(prenominal), waste. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scrap — vb *discard, junk, cast, shed, molt, slough scrap n *brawl, broil, fracas, melee, row, rumpus Analogous words: *quarrel, altercation, squabble, wrangle: fight, affray, fray, combat (see CONTEST) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • cast — vb 1 *throw, fling, hurl, pitch, toss, sling Analogous words: *direct, aim, point, level, train, lay: *scatter, disperse 2 *discard, shed, molt, slough, scrap, junk Analogous words: * …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Cast iron — For cookware, see Cast iron cookware. Iron alloy phases Ferrite (α iron, δ iron) Austenite (γ iron) …   Wikipedia

  • cast iron — an alloy of iron, carbon, and other elements, cast as a soft and strong, or as a hard and brittle, iron, depending on the mixture and methods of molding. [1655 65; cast (ptp. of CAST1) + IRON] * * * Alloy of iron that contains 2–4% carbon, along… …   Universalium

  • cast out — verb 1. expel from a community or group • Syn: ↑banish, ↑ban, ↑ostracize, ↑ostracise, ↑shun, ↑blackball • Derivationally related forms: ↑blackball ( …   Useful english dictionary

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