• Great water-scavenger beetle
    Great water-scavenger beetle
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • p. pr. & vb. n Scavenging (Internal-combustion Engines) Act or process of expelling the exhaust gases from the cylinder by some special means, as, in many four-cycle engines, by utilizing the momentum of the exhaust gases in a long exhaust pipe.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n scavenging Street-cleaning; removal of filth.
    • n scavenging The process of cleansing, especially in internal-combustion motors. See scavenge, 2.
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  • Malcolm Muggeridge
    “Civilization -- a heap of rubble scavenged by scrawny English Lit. vultures.”
  • Carl Sandburg
    “The sea speaks a language polite people never repeat. It is a colossal scavenger slang and has no respect.”


In literature:

They also brought in a few of the rabbit-sized scavenger animals.
"Space Prison" by Tom Godwin
A gardener works for more hours than a scavenger.
"The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice" by Stephen Leacock
Were she the daughter of a scavenger, you shall marry her.
"Italian Popular Tales" by Thomas Frederick Crane
But in a few hours there were other scavengers of the sea at hand which were afraid of nothing.
"Swept Out to Sea" by W. Bertram Foster
Young scavenger vultures are sooty brown.
"Birds of the Indian Hills" by Douglas Dewar
It is said that they do useful service as scavengers of the harbor.
"Days Off" by Henry Van Dyke
Africa is well scavengered, what with the jackals, birds, and flies.
"Diamond Dyke" by George Manville Fenn
They act the useful part of scavengers on the coast, and eagerly pick up all the offal thrown on the shore.
"A Yacht Voyage Round England" by W.H.G. Kingston
They are useful as scavengers.
"Heads and Tales" by Various
Well, Ross and I had better stop acting as scavengers for the household, or we may learn too much of Purvis's domestic affairs.
"Peter and Jane" by S. (Sarah) Macnaughtan

In poetry:

All who were wont to ply the oar
Upon the Thames, or drudge ashore,
Links, porters, scavengers, complain,
They can't their bread by labour gain.
"Another On The Same Occasion" by Rees Prichard
But where is the penny world I bought
To eat with Pipit behind the screen?
The red-eyed scavengers are creeping
From Kentish Town and Golder's Green;
"A Cooking Egg" by T S Eliot
With a taste for Spanish wine-shops and for spending my doubloons,
And a crew of swart mulattoes and black-eyed octoroons,
And a thoughtful way with mutineers of making them maroons,
Like a fine old salt-sea scavenger, like a tarry Buccaneer.
"The Tarry Buccaneer" by John Masefield

In news:

Compete in citywide mobile scavenger hunt for chance to win all-new 2012 Chevy Sonic.
""I was extremely grateful when I learned that I was the winner of the computersystem , and plan to use it in my classroom as a resource, so my students can doresearch or Internet scavenger hunts," says Harris.
To begin with—unlike YouTube scavengings and Twitter feeds—it costs money, which raises the question of value.
Applying to grad school can feel like a seven-month scavenger hunt.
Jamie Fox, 22, is being paid to be a real-life Worzel Gummidge to protect a farmer's crops from scavenging partridge birds.
Among most common are oxygen and H2S scavengers .
He came, he saw, he scavenged.
How To Play the Color It Green Online Scavenger Hunt.
Shamrock Scavenger Hunt- Monday's Clue.
It's the Shamrock Scavenger Hunt on Z94.
When we crashed Sela Ward's annual scavenger hunt in Meridian, Mississippi, we had no idea what to expect.
Thrill of the Scavenger Hunt.
If you enjoy silly contests, this blog is one of the participants in the Times Union's Scavenger Hunt.
This Saturday, about 65 local French speakers will gather in downtown Augusta for a scavenger hunt.
Bikers' Scavenger Hunt Helps Buddy Check 12.

In science:

Mitcheson, T.C. Green, E.M. Yeatman and A.S. Holmes, “Architectures for Vibration-Driven MicroPower Generators”, Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, Vol. 13, pp. 429-440, 2004. S. Roundy et al., “Improving Power Output for Vibration-Based Energy Scavengers”, IEEE Pervasive Computing, Vol. 4, pp. 28-36, 2005. T.
Characterisation of an Electrostatic Vibration Harvester
With such capabilities at hand, truly distributed task scheduling with minimal latencies would be reachable by internationally distributed collaborations (such as ones in HENP) seeking for scavenging or maximizing on geographically spread computational resources.
Using constraint programming to resolve the multi-source/multi-site data movement paradigm on the Grid
Features of microflora of intestine at psoriasis against Blastocystis hominis invasion, Dissertation. Ulyanovsk, 2004, 180 p. (Rus) Fabriek BO, van Bruggen R, Deng DM et al. The macrophage scavenger receptor CD163 functions as an innate immune sensor for bacteria.
Model of pathogenesis of psoriasis. Part 1. Systemic psoriatic process
B particles will be referred to as the ”scavengers” .
Kinetics of stochastically-gated diffusion-limited reactions and geometry of random walk trajectories
This random variable may assume two values - 0 with probability p, in which case the scavenger is neutral with respect to the reaction, and the value 1 with probability 1−p, which corresponds to the reactive state.
Kinetics of stochastically-gated diffusion-limited reactions and geometry of random walk trajectories