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scavenger

(skăv′ən-jər)
n.
1. An animal, such as a vulture or housefly, that feeds on dead or decaying matter.
2. Chemistry A substance added to a mixture to remove or inactivate impurities.

scavenger

any organism that feeds on carrion, refuse or material left unconsumed by other organisms. See also SAPROBIONT.
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In some places where humans perceive predators or scavengers to be a threat - to themselves, livestock or crops - they might kill the animals.
While shooting the film, Vincent says the cameramen and the crew -- around 30 to 40 of them -- were Vidhu Vincent was working television when she to make on manual scavengers
On the medical front, child scavengers are frequently faced with bruises, cuts, respiratory and skin illness.
She wanted to know how much food waste insects eat compared with bigger scavengers, like pigeons and rats.
Rule, Valus, and Tattum developed an oxygen scavenger for containers containing a wall-embedded palladium catalyst and a closure containing a hydride.
The DO Solid Waste expressed dissatisfaction over not removing waste loaded containers from various places and also directed the supervisors to stop scavengers from collecting waste from the
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He trained the liberated scavengers into professions like papad-making, handicraft, leadership role, beauticians etc.
scavengers will gather at Loantaka Brook Reservation's Kitchell Pond Pavilion (Morris Township) where they will be treated to a free picnic barbeque and will be able to exchange the tokens they collect for an opportunity to win one of several top-notch prizes.
The report exposed how an army of scavengers have been recruited by unauthorised scrap traders to scour a Dubai landfill, near the Sharjah border, for metal, plastic and paper worth a fortune to recyclers.
Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Mukul Wasnik announced this while addressing the recently held meetings on rehabilitation of manual scavengers.
The first respondent represented the stakeholders involved in waste management, and the second respondent represented the scavengers in landfill.