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Definition: Scavenger beetle
, n. [OE. scavager an officer with
various duties, originally attending to scavage, fr. OE. & E.
scavage. See Scavage
A person whose employment is to clean the streets of a city,
by scraping or sweeping, and carrying off the filth. The name
is also applied to any animal which devours refuse, carrion,
or anything injurious to health.
(Zo["o]l.), any beetle which feeds on
decaying substances, as the carrion beetle.
(Zo["o]l.), any crab which feeds on dead
animals, as the spider crab.
[corrupt. of Skevington's daughter],
an instrument of torture invented by Sir W. Skevington,
which so compressed the body as to force the blood to flow
from the nostrils, and sometimes from the hands and feet.