The parapets were built with scuppers to remove the water from the roof, but when the scuppers become plugged, as they inevitably do, a dam is created that traps water on the roof.
His wilful jettisoning of anything approaching drama in the last act, though, scuppers the whole production.
We didn't want to run any downspouts, so we used scuppers instead, and put pavers in the earth where the rain would hit.
Perhaps they've just been scuppered by inexperience and the difficulties of the devised show.
Being a surgeon or concert pianist is an advantage here - the disc is naturally misshaped for use in the round CD-Rom drive, so half an inch either way scuppers the exercise.
Fifteen years ago, Near Dark went largely unnoticed, its box-office chances scuppered by a release date too close to that of a more teen-friendly vampire flick, The Lost Boys.
And Andy Cole is on the verge of joining Manchester City, which scuppers any prospect of him returning to Ewood this summer.
Men around me were being sick and the scuppers were full of vomit.
Railings and scuppers were carved and painted with paints that had seen better days.
Against extraordinary odds Davie and Alan fight their way out of their ship's cabin - and in a moment of desperation Alan recklessly scuppers the ship when he ignites a barrel of gunpowder in the hold.