- scavenge pump,
- scavenge stroke,
- scavenger beetle,
- scavenger hunt,
- scavenger's daughter,
Origin of scavenger
Examples from the Web for scavenger
Life is a scavenger hunt run backward as well as forward, a race to comprehend.
At that point, Tyson had become a scavenger spewing bile and pus.
Vasiliev took the part of the scavenger, saying that it was not lawful to strike a prisoner.Resurrection|Leo Tolstoy
No scavenger shark, no carrion crab, ever chambered more grisly secrets in his digestive processes than this big charnel bird.The Escape of Mr. Trimm|Irvin S. Cobb
Firstly, he was a scavenger, and the wise men taught the people to respect him as a means of preserving the race undiminished.
The Scavenger was grappled to the orbit-ship's hull by magnetic cables.Gold in the Sky|Alan Edward Nourse
He had accustomed himself to the hourly intrusion of the scavenger pigs and starving dogs in his house.Carmen Ariza|Charles Francis Stocking
Word Origin for scavenger
1540s, originally "person hired to remove refuse from streets," from Middle English scawageour (late 14c.), London official in charge of collecting tax on goods sold by foreign merchants, from Anglo-French scawager, from scawage "toll or duty on goods offered for sale in one's precinct" (c.1400), from Old North French escauwage "inspection," from a Germanic source (cf. Old High German scouwon, Old English sceawian "to look at, inspect;" see show (v.)).
It has come to be regarded as an agent noun in -er, but the verb is a late back-formation from the noun. With intrusive -n- (c.1500) as in harbinger, passenger, messenger. Extended to animals 1590s. Scavenger hunt is attested from 1937.