scavager

scavager

(ˈskævɪdʒə)
n
archaic a person whose responsibility is to ensure the streets are kept clean
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
In a similar situation, a "regular scavager" directed by his employer to talk to Mayhew is happy to talk about conditions of work, but when Mayhew turns the conversation to religion, he immediately becomes hostile: "I came to tell you about trade and work, because Mr.