Rats scavenged in the trash.
The bears scavenged the woods for food.
He scavenged the town dump for automobile parts.
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Zoe Sottile, CNN, 13 Aug. 2022 Michael Beidler has lived on the block for more than three decades and sees rats scavenge in trash bags left outside, often on the ground spilling over from dumpsters.
Joe Fox, Washington Post, 28 Oct. 2022 As with all your electronics, be sure to choose options that can recharge via your solar setup, or run on batteries that are easy to scavenge for (AA and AAA).Outside Online, 21 June 2022 The applicator tube had first washed up ashore, part of the many tons of seaborne trash that Riley, a Brooklyn artist known to scavenge New York’s waterways for materials and inspiration, has collected over the years.New York Times, 16 June 2022 Players must locate and scavenge their own weapons, vehicles and supplies, and defeat rivals in a steadily shrinking play zone.
Todd Spangler, Variety, 31 May 2022 Russia is being forced to scavenge for components from home appliances in order to keep its military hardware functioning.
Matthew Humphries, PCMAG, 13 May 2022 Travelers ready for a treasure hunt can slap on some sunscreen and scavenge the beach for the wide variety of gorgeous shells.
Jessica Poitevien, Travel + Leisure, 7 Mar. 2022 Ukrainian officials said the attack Wednesday at a medical complex in Mariupol, where a siege has forced residents to scavenge for food and water, killed three people, including a girl, and wounded at least 17 people.
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