bottom feeder

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n bottom feeder an opportunist who profits from the misfortunes of others
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Usage

In literature:

Mr Feeder in a black coat was at the bottom.
"Dombey and Son" by Charles Dickens
Dease River, the principal feeder of the lake, falls into the bottom of Dease Bay.
"Narrative of a Second Expedition to the Shores of the Polar Sea" by John Franklin
It is very largely a bottom feeder and, therefore, rather of a sluggish nature.
"Game Birds and Game Fishes of the Pacific Coast" by Harry Thom Payne
Other fishes are bottom feeders, as the blackfish and the sea bass, living almost entirely upon mollusks and crustaceans.
"A Civic Biology" by George William Hunter
It is a deep-water fish, and of course a bottom feeder.
"Bass, Pike, Perch, and Others" by James Alexander Henshall
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In news:

Get "inside" the skins of American cinema's bottom-feeders, the con men & women, we love to hate.
The predicted increase in greenhouse gases in the atmosphere will reduce oxygen in the world's oceans and lead to smaller fish, especially bottom feeders like halibut and cod, says a study by US and Canadian scientists.
The Big East went from two ranked teams to none in the latest BCS standings released Sunday night after Rutgers and Louisville lost to conference bottom feeders this weekend.
Quasky Bottom Feeders Tourney.
Quasqueton-When the Quasky Bottom Feeders hold their annual fishing tournament they aren't looking for bass or walleyes.
They are looking for bottom feeders.
Cold weather is good for the whiskered bottom feeder.
We arrived at school on Friday to find our bird bath broken in half on the other side of the pool fence, the hummingbird feeder emptied and floating in the pool, and the seed feeder with the bottom ripped off.
In a matchup between a presumed Super Bowl contender and a presumed bottom feeder, the season opener was tied with about two minutes left in the first half.
But WTDY has long been a bottom feeder, low rated station and Sly isn't anywhere near worth the trouble he is.
In a match-up of MAAC bottom feeders, the Red Foxes of Marist ran roughshod over Saint Peter's 66-47 in an ESPN3 televised game on Thursday night in Jersey City.
The frontrunner has become a bottom feeder.
After pounding teams with putrid records before Thanksgiving, the Flyers reversed that trend starting on Black Friday with back-to-back games against two of the NHL's bottom feeders, Calgary and New Jersey.
Bottom Feeder at Club Oasis.
After Saturday UNLV has now lost 19 straight road games, but with two road games at Mountain West bottom-feeders still left the streak may end this year.
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