from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Street-cleaning; scavenging work or operations.


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  • Water-Cure alone that will help you: a complete course of _scavengerism_ is the thing you need!

    Latter-Day Pamphlets Thomas Carlyle 1838

  • Not in Downing Street only, but in all other thoroughfares and arenas and spiritual or physical departments of his existence, running water and Herculean scavengerism have become indispensable, unless the poor man is to choke in his own exuviae, and die the sorrowfulest death.

    Latter-Day Pamphlets Thomas Carlyle 1838


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