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Noun1.bottom-feeder - a scavenger that feeds low on the food chain
scavenger - any animal that feeds on refuse and other decaying organic matter
2.bottom-feeder - a fish that lives and feeds on the bottom of a body of water
fish - any of various mostly cold-blooded aquatic vertebrates usually having scales and breathing through gills; "the shark is a large fish"; "in the living room there was a tank of colorful fish"
mullet - bottom dwelling marine warm water fishes with two barbels on the chin
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In Davao City, the BFAR in Southern Mindanao said it had not yet lifted the ban on the gathering of shellfish and other bottom-feeder species at the Balite Bay in Davao Oriental province, which it issued earlier this year, due to the presence of red tide there.
Despite all the sound and fury about the independence debate, ordinary voters rank the constitution as a bottom-feeder issue.
McConaughey plays criminal defense attorney Mickey Haller, a notorious bottom-feeder whose office is the back of a Lincoln Town Car and who counts his retainers by shaking the envelopes.
Why yes, it's the gentle coelacanth, nocturnal bottom-feeder and relic of the Cretaceous period.
When I counter and get no response, that's when you know the person is a bottom-feeder .
THE RECENT DEBATE OVER THE Indian-American nuclear cooperation agreement didn't do a lot for the bottom-feeder image of the Indian parliament.
To his credit, at no point does Feldman lecture us about the extravagant silliness of this process, how colleges pretend to take the high road and pursue academic integrity while their bottom-feeder coaching sub-assistants text-message high school seniors forty times a day.
Most people are sensitized to the plight of animals by cute, cuddly four-legged balls fur--I sympathized with a rubbery bottom-feeder.
JRU was scheduled to take on eliminated San Sebastian (6-11) in the first game, while fourth-seed Mapua (10-6) was scheduled in the second game against bottom-feeder Emilio Aguinaldo College (2-14).
Merely in his first season, Reid was able to transform the franchise from a bottom-feeder to an actual playoff contender.
From the producers of Shrek, Shark Tale follows bottom-feeder Oscar (voiced by Will Smith) who dreams of a better life while cleaning whales at a company run by puffer fish Sykes (Martin Scorsese).