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dumpster diving

(ˈdʌmpstə)
n
US the practice of searching through dustbins for discarded but still usable or valuable objects such as food or clothes
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Bella goes dumpster-diving one day with a pack of mangy dogs she comes across, she witnesses poachers killing a cougar, befriends a CGI baby cougar, steals food from quite a few people and establishments, survives an avalanche, a freeway and even lives alongside a homeless man for a while.
Green, Against Employer Dumpster-Diving for Email, 64 S.C.L.Rev.
Meanwhile, Thor, his once-mighty hammer proving utterly ineffectual against his sister's onslaught, is unceremoniously deposited on a dusty, garbage-strewn planet that wittily underscores the movie's own dumpster-diving aesthetic.
The girl is a keen observer of the life around her, accepting the reality of dumpster-diving for supper, being on the run from the "Authorities," and making fun for herself by creating stories about and trying to understand the people she observes.
sugar 1/4 cup golden raisins 1/4 cup chopped parsley Caption: Bears feeding on mountain berries or grasses and grains reign supreme in taste over dumpster-diving bruins.
One of the first romantic dates of these two aspiring intellectuals was dumpster-diving at a food distribution center in nearby Maryland.
The original owner of Pegasus Pizza told me he developed a good barbecue chicken pizza after Dumpster-diving around campus and finding mostly pizza boxes and chicken bones.
After a few detours--what she calls her lost years (spent hitchhiking, Dumpster-diving, working odd jobs and even shoplifting at times)-- Amoruso finally opened an eBay shop in 2006.
It was inspired by a similar charity drive initiated by a Saudi man, who installed a giant fridge in front of his house in Ha'il, Saudi Arabia, tospare people the "shame" of dumpster-diving for food.
In 2003, when Brooklyn-based Paul Gelinas set up a second home in Beijing, he brought with him a proclivity much less common to his new city than his old: dumpster-diving for vintage furniture.