American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One that scavenges, as a person who searches through refuse for food.
- n. An animal, such as a bird or insect, that feeds on dead or decaying matter.
- n. Chemistry A substance added to a mixture to remove or inactivate impurities.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An officer whose duty it was to take custom upon the inspection of imported goods, and later also to see that the streets were kept clean. Also scavager.
- n. Hence A person whose employment is to clean the streets, etc., of a city or the like, by scraping or sweeping together and carrying off the filth.
- n. In cotton-spinning, a child employed to collect the loose cotton lying about the floor or machinery.
- n. In entomology, a scavenger-beetle.
- n. obsolete A street sweeper.
- n. Someone who scavenges, especially one who searches through rubbish for food or useful things.
- n. An animal that feeds on decaying matter such as carrion.
- n. chemistry A substance used to remove impurities from the air or from a solution.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. 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.
- n. any animal that feeds on refuse and other decaying organic matter
- n. a chemical agent that is added to a chemical mixture to counteract the effects of impurities
- n. someone who collects things that have been discarded by others
- From Middle English scavager, from Old French scawageour ("one who had to do with scavage, inspector, tax collector"), from Old French *scawage, *scavage, escavage, escauwage ("scavage"), alteration of escauvinghe (compare also Medieval Latin scewinga, sceawinga), from Middle English schewing ("inspection, examination"), from Old English scēawung ("reconnoitering, surveying, inspection, examination, scrutiny"), equivalent to showing. (Wiktionary)
- Alteration of Middle English scauager, schavager, official charged with street maintenance, from Anglo-Norman scawager, toll collector, from scawage, a tax on the goods of foreign merchants, from Flemish scauwen, to look at, show. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“But it used to, the old frames had revolving scavenger rolls — what they call a scavenger roll, most of them called it a lap stick then.”
“DURHAM: But it used to, the old frames had revolving scavenger rolls -- what they call a scavenger roll, most of them called it a lap stick then.”
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