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  • v. Present participle of scavenge.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Act or process of expelling the exhaust gases from the cylinder by some special means, as, in many four-cycle engines, by utilizing the momentum of the exhaust gases in a long exhaust pipe.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Street-cleaning; removal of filth.
  • n. The process of cleansing, especially in internal-combustion motors. See scavenge, 2.


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  • Stray cats, which had long survived by scavenging from the many fish-packing businesses in this port city, were the first to show symptoms of poisoning.

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  • A lot of his work is focused on the idea of scavenging; crows are a common theme.

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  • In the meantime, most of the Zaballeen are barely scraping by -- having been unable to regain the licenses and prized routes they used to work; many resort to scavenging, which is technically illegal.

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  • However, that doesn't mean that on my own I might not necessarily devote too many minutes of my life to some kind of scavenging-in-the-wilds - of-the-web Indiana Jones-style adventure.

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  • Every time I dig something out of the pile, or install a new item in a bedroom or closet, I feel like I should get some kind of scavenging or crafting points.

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  • As someone in the transition from DERP DERP FIXT GARE 4 LYFe to appreciating derailleurs, I think the general trend projecting from my own experience just like a toddler will be towards some kind of scavenging horde hunting down older components like retroghouls riding reconverted 70s Schwinns.

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  • The BBC report that Police are now using Merchant Shipping Act of 1854 to stop people "scavenging" on the beach in Devon.


  • Even as the coursing battle heats up, no fewer than three books defending hunting and "scavenging" to use the author's own term in the strongest terms are being published, virtually simultaneously.

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  • Dick, however, insisted that with all that Iola and himself in the "good cheer" department and Barney in what he called the "scavenging" department could achieve, there was still need of

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  • He showed a sign from a park designed to provide visitors with the rules for entry, which include prohibitions on washing, "scavenging," clothes drying and public defecation, all of it rendered in unintelligible -- and in the case of the last item -- rather salty English. - News


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