Scavager


Scavager
London officer deputed to collect *scavage. Later, in the 16c, he kept the streets clean. [< scavenger]

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  • scavager — noun ( s) Etymology: Middle English skawager, from skawage scavage + er; from the fact that the official charged with collecting the toll was later made responsible for keeping the streets clean obsolete : scavenger …   Useful english dictionary

  • Scavenger — For a person who scavenges, see Waste picker. For other uses, see Scavenger (disambiguation). Sarcophaga nodosa, a species of flesh fly feeding on decaying meat Scavenging is both a carnivorous and herbivorous feeding behavior in which individual …   Wikipedia

  • Scavenger — Scav en*ger, n. [OE. scavager an officer with various duties, originally attending to scavage, fr. OE. & E. scavage. See {Scavage}, {Show}, v.] A person whose employment is to clean the streets of a city, by scraping or sweeping, and carrying off …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scavenger beetle — Scavenger Scav en*ger, n. [OE. scavager an officer with various duties, originally attending to scavage, fr. OE. & E. scavage. See {Scavage}, {Show}, v.] A person whose employment is to clean the streets of a city, by scraping or sweeping, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scavenger crab — Scavenger Scav en*ger, n. [OE. scavager an officer with various duties, originally attending to scavage, fr. OE. & E. scavage. See {Scavage}, {Show}, v.] A person whose employment is to clean the streets of a city, by scraping or sweeping, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scavenger's daughter — Scavenger Scav en*ger, n. [OE. scavager an officer with various duties, originally attending to scavage, fr. OE. & E. scavage. See {Scavage}, {Show}, v.] A person whose employment is to clean the streets of a city, by scraping or sweeping, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scavenger — noun Etymology: alteration of earlier scavager, from Anglo French scawageour collector of scavage (duty collected from non resident street merchants), from skawage scavage, from Middle French dialect (Flanders) escauver to inspect, from Middle… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Waste picker — A waste picker, or a scavenger, is a person who picks out recyclable elements from mixed waste wherever it may be temporarily accessible or disposed of [ [http://www.gdrc.org/uem/waste/swm glossary.html Solid Waste Management Glossary] ] .A… …   Wikipedia

  • scavenger — /skav in jeuhr/, n. 1. an animal or other organism that feeds on dead organic matter. 2. a person who searches through and collects items from discarded material. 3. a street cleaner. 4. Chem. a chemical that consumes or renders inactive the… …   Universalium

  • Scavage — A toll levied on merchant strangers and their goods in London and other towns. The Latin form was scavagium. Cf. Scavager …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases


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