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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of scavenge.


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  • The days were getting warmer by then, and he slept in the brush along the river, shaved and washed himself there, and ate for breakfast whatever he had scavenged from the mercado the day before.


  • The floor was nested with cushions that I had scavenged from a dump on Biashara Street.

    Excerpt: Say You're One of Them by Uwem Akpan

  • These marbles — scavenged from the ruins of the Parthenon and imported to London by Lord

    Notes on 'The Ruins of Empire: Nationalism, Art, and Empire in Hemans's Modern Greece'

  • The communication panels on the walls were scavenged from a Canadian destroyer; the desk lamps are from Ikea.

    July 2005

  • The cultural critic Julian Dibbell had it just about right when he theorized the weblog as postmodern wunderkammer — an idiosyncratic jumble of found objects (in this case, ideas and images, facts and fictions scavenged from the global mediastream) that “reflects our own attempts to assimilate the glut of immaterial data loosed upon us by the ‘discovery’ of the networked world.”

    Boing Boing: December 19, 2004 - December 25, 2004 Archives

  • It would have required two spacewalkers to fill the hole with a combination of heavy tools and metal scraps scavenged from the crew compartment, and to supplement that mass with an ice bag shaped to the wing's leading edge.

    Columbia's Last Flight

  • The latter I filled with isopropyl alcohol and attached with a piece of surgical tubing to the intake of a cooling compressor I had scavenged from a broken refrigerator.

    Robert B. Laughlin - Autobiography

  • 'Taking Things Seriously' is a wonder cabinet of seventy-five unlikely thingamajigs that have been invested with significance and transformed into totems, talismans, charms, relics, and fetishes: scraps of movie posters scavenged from the streets of New York by Low Life author Luc Sante; the World War I helmet that inoculated social critic Thomas Frank against jingoism; the trash-picked, robot-shaped hairdo machine described by its owner as a chick magnet; the bagel burned by actor Christopher Walken while moonlighting as a short-order cook.

    Boing Boing

  • Both Nils and I are "scavenger mini-gamers" meaning that neither of us are "brand-name miniatures purists" and both of our armies are largely "scavenged" from whatever miniature figure sources we could find.

    GAMING NEWS: Photos from 28mm WHFB Game With Nils Uploaded!

  • In the ESA COL (Columbus Orbital Laboratory), FE-2 Magnus "scavenged" two locking bolts from the AVM (Anti Vibration Mount) bracket of the ECLSS IRFA (Intermodular Ventilation Return Fan) which she had removed on 1 / 8.

    SpaceRef Top Stories


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