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  • n. Plural form of scupper.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of scupper.


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  • The swishing of the water as it spouted from the scuppers was a deal louder than the clang of the chain-pumps.

    The Project Gutenberg Complete Works of Gilbert Parker

  • Then I noticed that these little bits of plastic along the side of the boat, called scuppers, which let water out instead of letting it in, had disappeared. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • So the very fact of it being low cal kind of scuppers one or at best and seems after the first time to slow fat loss down as with low cal it slows down metabolism.

    Rapid health improvements with a Paleolithic diet | The Blog of Michael R. Eades, M.D.

  • It seems the reason for this is that the various Concentration Modes that the game features (more on those later) don't sit well in a co-op environment, while the fact that Ray and Thomas don't necessarily fight side-by-side throughout the whole campaign kind of scuppers the co-operative notion.

  • Two break points –he shovels the first long and a string scuppers the next, piyonging off the racket and sending the ball exploding long.

    Novak Djokovic v Rafael Nadal - as it happened! | John Ashdown

  • The water swept her from end to end, and between the regular swish of the downfall and the sucking rush through the scuppers, one felt vicious digs, kicks and punts as various waves hit her on various sides.


  • There is an outside chance a European regulatory review scuppers the NYSE deal, or imposes heavy conditions, because of the dominance a combined group would have in European derivatives.

    Time for Nasdaq to Stand Down

  • Holt scuppers the move with a miscued flick ... and Spurs hurtle forward ... before coming undone with another wayward Bale shot.

    Norwich City v Tottenham Hotspur – as it happened | Paul Doyle

  • Ever it grew, until the Uncle Toby's rail was more often pressed under than not, while her waist boiled with foaming water which the scuppers could not carry off.


  • We sat on the open deck, like so many trussed fowls, when he asked the question, and the next moment, as the junk heeled to the breeze, we shot down the deck, planks and all, fetching up in the lee - scuppers with skinned necks.

    Chapter 15


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