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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of scrounge.


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  • Poor people accepted him, gave him stout, onions and cheese and waited for a story, but he had no interesting stories, only the dull stories of his epidermal history lessons scrounged from the world of trade, of shrewd moneymaking hollow men and the unliving trickle of coins and gold.

    The Soul of Yeats « Unknowing

  • In particular, the bits of Black's general equilibrium work I've scrounged from the Web (I have his 1987 book on order) seem to rely very heavily indeed on the existence of well-behaved probability distributions of all sorts of economic variables which I'd argue are extremely like to be the subject of genuine (Keynesian/Knightian) uncertainty.

    Finance and Macroeconomics, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • The best pens are the ones scrounged from the local Drug Action Team.


  • When down-and-out drunk Dan Gurlick eats a throw-away hamburger he scrounged from a garbage pail, he has no idea that he is to become the unwitting vehicle for an alien invasion.

    REVIEW: To Marry Medusa by Theodore Sturgeon

  • The coveted prize was a fresh egg scrounged from the surrounding countryside.


  • Each word has to be scrounged from the bottom of a deep barrel, and every metaphor feels like it’s been tossed out of the day-old store into the free bin.

    Writer Unboxed » Blog Archive » Reclaiming the joy of writing

  • True answer: "I kind of scrounged one up on the basis of whatever overlap there is between the framework I used for my MA and the framework my supervisor uses, then removed any theoretical stuff that seemed too hard."

    Archive 2006-09-01

  • He scrounged apple seeds from the "discarded pulp" of western Pennsylvania cider mills and planted the seeds the following spring on land he cleared, Mr. Means says, "in expectation of the settlement to come."

    A Pro-Growth Strategy

  • Office furniture was scrounged from the county's stash of stored items.

    Diane Dimond: Inspired Justice in a World of Tight Budgets

  • Restoring his own handle reassuringly to the recharger, he scrounged a manual brush from the medicine cabinet.

    Excerpt: So Much for That by Lionel Shriver


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