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  • verb Present participle of scamp.


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  • Hence, in no part of house construction can there be as much bad work and "scamping" done as in the plumbing; and no part of the house is liable to have so many defects in construction, maintenance, and condition as the plumbing.

    The Home Medical Library, Volume V (of VI)

  • For this latter reason, and also the liability to damage by sudden floods during the progress of the works, dams of Portland cement concrete, on account of their quick consolidation, possess advantages over those of hydraulic masonry apart from the necessity in the latter instance of constant supervision to prevent "scamping" by leaving chinks and spaces vacant, especially where large masses of stone or Cyclopean rubble are used.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 595, May 28, 1887

  • M. Stumpe's intrepid industry was further shown in disregard of customary "scamping" subterfuges.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 829, November 21, 1891

  • "scamping" and of "shoddy" -- art can never plead an oversight, because art, in so far as it _is_ art, represents those organic and organised preferences in the domain of form, those imperative and stringent demands for harmony, which see everything, feel everything, and know no law or motive save their own complete satisfaction.

    Laurus Nobilis Chapters on Art and Life

  • All at once the first night of the trip, scamping at the church, the story the preacher told, flooded back in on me.


  • All at once the first night of the trip, scamping at the church, the story the preacher told, flooded back in on me.


  • Owing to some scamping of expense in the installation, the electric light usually fused at eight in the evening.

    Down and Out in Paris and London

  • Mechanically, Brandek recorded his location in his mind; but otherwise he wandered almost at random, scamping his search

    The Magic May Return

  • Oh! if men would only remember that, then there would be no more cheating, and swindling, and lying in trade; no more labourers and artizans scamping their work, putting in bad material, working short time, and committing the endless dishonest acts which disgrace a Christian land.

    The Life of Duty, v. 2 A year's plain sermons on the Gospels or Epistles

  • Here again we see reason for concluding that though there may be fraud and scamping in the industrial world, genuine production, faithful service, disciplined energy, and skill in organization cannot wholly have departed from the earth.

    The Ontario Readers: Fourth Book


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