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English → English (gcide) Definition: Scavenger crab Scavenger \Scav"en*ger\, n. [OE. scavager an officer with various duties, originally attending to scavage, fr. OE. & E. scavage. See Scavage, Show, v.] 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. [1913 Webster] Scavenger beetle (Zo["o]l.), any beetle which feeds on decaying substances, as the carrion beetle. Scavenger crab (Zo["o]l.), any crab which feeds on dead animals, as the spider crab. Scavenger's daughter [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. --Am. Cyc. [1913 Webster]

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