scavenger


scavenger
01. Crabs are [scavengers]; they eat decaying matter, thereby helping to clean up the ocean.
02. After the lions had eaten their fill, [scavengers] such as jackals and hyenas came to finish off the remains.
03. Every large city in this country has its share of [scavengers] such as rats and raccoons.
04. Thousands of people [scavenge] through the garbage dumps of Manila every day in order to survive.
05. Vultures are [scavengers], and will only eat animals which are already dead.
06. The reporter had to [scavenge] information from other newsmen in order to write his story.
07. The [scavengers] fought over the bits of meat left when the tiger had finished eating.
08. Shrimp is not considered kosher in the Jewish faith because shrimp are [scavengers], and are therefore unclean.
09. Following the battle, [scavengers] came down onto the plain to take what weapons or objects of value remained on the bodies of the dead soldiers.
10. [Scavenger] cells in the body destroy infectious agents.
11. It is believed that the ancestors of today's dogs were probably [scavengers] often found near human settlements.
12. After the wolves had finished eating, smaller animals came to [scavenge] the bones.
13. The reporter was able to [scavenge] some information by digging through the garbage outside the offices of the people involved.
14. Adult polar bears usually eat just the skin and blubber of a seal, and leave the meat for cubs and [scavengers].
15. The old man made his living by [scavenging] bottles and cans out of the garbage, and collecting a refund for them.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

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