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- v. To collect, assemble or gather small amounts (especially of money), from various sources, with some difficulty
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Course, the riding’s nothing like before the war, but the few nags they manage to scrape together are usually sound.
It referred to his hand-to-mouth existence as a child, when he and his mother and three younger sisters had moved from trailer park to rented room to apartment to rented house with numbing frequency, depending on whether they had managed to scrape together the money to pay that month’s rent.
He was officer of the day and he would have to organise the picquets, inspect the lines, scrape together some supplies from the Commissary, who would have none.
Certainly our mothers had not provided us with any thing comparable to all this — our mothers who found it difficult to scrape together thirty thousand pounds, our mothers who bore thirteen children to ministers of religion at St
That night I worked in a maniacal fever, slogging like a mad thing to scrape together enough language to tell the stupid woman about the purity and complexity of style in the mediaeval illuminator's work.
Years later, my father did scrape together $300 to enroll me in Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois, but my $27-a-week shoe salesman’s job didn’t provide enough money to keep the education going.