Scavenger

Definition of Scavenger

Scav´en`ger
n.1.A person whose employment is to clean the streets of a city, by scraping or sweeping, and carrying off the filth. The name is also applied to any animal which devours refuse, carrion, or anything injurious to health.
Scavenger beetle
(Zool.) any beetle which feeds on decaying substances, as the carrion beetle.
Scavenger crab
(Zool.) any crab which feeds on dead animals, as the spider crab.
Scavenger's daughter
an instrument of torture invented by Sir W. Skevington, which so compressed the body as to force the blood to flow from the nostrils, and sometimes from the hands and feet.
- Am. Cyc.

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amphibian, aquatic, biped, canine, cannibal, carnivore, chimney sweep, cleanser, cosmopolite, crossing sweeper, feline, flue cleaner, gnawer, herbivore, insectivore, invertebrate, mammal, mammalian, marsupial, marsupialian, omnivore, primate, quadruped, reptile, rodent, ruminant, street sweeper, sweep, sweeper, ungulate, varmint, vermin, vertebrate, whitewing
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