Definition of Scavagers
1. scavager [n] - See also: scavager
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Scavagers
Literary usage of Scavagers
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1893)
"Riley says: 'scavagers, officers whose duty it was originally to take custom upon the ... That the scavagers had to see to the cleansing of the ..."
2. The Story of London by Henry Benjamin Wheatley (1904)
"The scavagers had to see that the work was done, and the labourers who actually cleansed the streets were called ..."
3. Munimenta Gildhallæ Londoniensis: Liber albus, Liber custumarum, et Liber Horn by Henry Thomas Riley, John Carpenter, London Guildhall, Great Britain Public Record Office, British Library (1862)
"And if any such there be, that the scavagers cause the same immediately to be ... for doing the which, the scavagers shall have four pence for every such ..."
4. Meliora (1866)
"The cleansing of streets was in the charge of ' scavagers,' who had under them a body of ' rakers ;' and on the scavagers also devolved the emptying of ..."
5. Words, Facts, and Phrases: A Dictionary of Curious, Quaint, & Out-of-the-way by Eliezer Edwards (1882)
"... or scavagers were the inspectors to whom the goods were actually shown. Afterwards the inspection of the streets seems to have been committed to the ..."