- v. Simple past tense and past participle of scamp.
“The old lacquer-work is difficult to get, and, when obtained, is high in price; but comparison between the old and the new shows the gulf that lies between the loving and skilful labour of the artist and the stupid and generally "scamped" achievement of him who merely "knocks off" candlesticks and tobacco-boxes by the score, to sell to the English visitor -- papier-maché being superseded by wood, and lacquer by paint.”
“Contracts for city paving and other improvements were let to favored bidders at an enormous figure, and Stone personally had one-fourth of the huge profits on "scamped" work, another fourth going to those who arranged the details and did the collecting.”
“In anything you have done for you by a Moor, you are almost sure to discover that he has "scamped" some part; perhaps the most important.”
“I am sorry to say that we "scamped" our last monument.”
“[FN#203] The story contains excellent material, but the writer or the copier has "scamped" it in two crucial points, the meeting of the bereaved Sultan and his wife (Night ccclxxvii.) and the finale where we miss the pathetic conclusions of the Mac. and”
“Torrens (Pref.p. vii.) declares that "the effect of the irregular sentence with the iteration of a jingling rhyme is not pleasant in our language:" he therefore systematically neglects it and gives his style the semblance of being "scamped" with the object of saving study and trouble.”
“To compensate, we had nightly push-up contests, or pull-up challenges if we scamped close enough to a playground with monkey bars.”
“Torrens (Pref.p. vii.) declares that “the effect of the irregular sentence with the iteration of a jingling rhyme is not pleasant in our language:” he therefore systematically neglects it and gives his style the semblance of being “scamped” with the object of saving study and trouble.”
“But as she went up the steep shiny stairs excitement became mixed with fear: once more she had scamped her work; she had not “given her mind to it” again this week.”
“I see a score of places where the work has been scamped.”
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