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Items found in the trash that can be salvaged.
[Akin to 1930s American trade jargon mungo, one who searches for salvageable items in the trash; perhaps akin to mungo, inferior cloth made from fibers obtained by shredding old cloth.]
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(Textiles) a variant of mungo
n, pl -gos or -goes
(Currencies) a Mongolian monetary unit worth one hundredth of a tugrik
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