Definition of 'scavenger'
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I don't mean anything specific, like saying ``I thought he was on a scavenger hunt looking for my breasts.SOMEBODY (2002)
Satisfied, he scrabbled back into the wind and scooped up the man's M-16 rifle, hurrying back behind the boulder like a scavenger.THE LAST RAVEN (2002)
I remember his saying once that he was a scavenger of ideas, too, but I don't recall whether that was before it all started.THE DEVIL'S OWN WORK (2002)
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