Origin of beachcomber
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Examples from the Web for beach-comber
I guess I'm more of a beach-comber by nature than anything else.
The beach-comber was talking in a high-keyed sing-song, but with a lisp.
Now Joel Latham was a tsith-addict, a beach-comber at Venusport.One Purple Hope!
The beach-comber instinct should be strong in all sane minds.Science in Arcady
Don't you worry; no beach-comber like that can stand up long in front of me.Parrot & Co.
- a person who searches shore debris for anything of worth, esp a vagrant living on a beach
- Canadian (in British Columbia) a person who is paid for salvaging loose logs and returning them to logging companies
- a long high wave rolling onto a beach
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Word Origin and History for beach-comber
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