scavager

scavager

(ˈskævɪdʒə)
n
archaic a person whose responsibility is to ensure the streets are kept clean
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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.