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Synonyms for bottom-feeder

a scavenger that feeds low on the food chain

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a fish that lives and feeds on the bottom of a body of water

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The bottom-feeder, who we once saw weeping in court as a judge spared him jail for fleecing vulnerable victims, has been sentenced again - to six months inside.
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).
Yesterday, against Northeast-10 bottom-feeder Southern Connecticut State University, AC needed every point, rebound and turnover it could get to walk out of Laska Gymnasium with a tougher-than-expected 68-54 win.
They played the conference's bottom-feeder, yet had 17 lead changes through the first three quarters.
I'm a bottom-feeder when it comes to clothes shopping," Bachmann told the Hill in a 2008 article.
This bottom-feeder conned an 82-year-old woman out of pounds 7,000 by saying he'd charge pounds 700 for building repairs, adding a zero to her cheque, and not even doing the work.
And although the red-hot Royals have reminded their disinterested hometown they exist by going 11-4 since Buddy Bell replaced Tony Pena as manager, they remain an American League West bottom-feeder that has no business running the table against the bigger, badder and considerably richer Dodgers.
SAN LUIS OBISPO - Considering its strength of schedule, or lack thereof, Lancaster High's football team has earned a reputation as a bottom-feeder, preying on lesser opponents from one week to the next in the process of getting off to its best start in school history.
Therefore, while Moore continues to mend, UCLA coach Karl Dorrell said Olson would make his fifth consecutive start Saturday at Pacific-10 Conference bottom-feeder Arizona.
Cats in the cradle: A new Web site we stumbled onto pays homage to the catfish, that whiskered bottom-feeder and coveted table delicacy.
But an ensuing defeat to Foothill bottom-feeder Burroughs of Burbank was at the time unforgivable.
Now CSUN (7-8, 1-4) will try to get out of last place in the Big West as it hosts bottom-feeder Long Beach State (2-12, 1-4) in a televised game at the Northridge Gym.
And former bottom-feeder Point Loma Nazarene provided the GSAC with a boost by upsetting NCAA Division I opponent Loyola Marymount 73-71 on Monday behind John Anderson's 16 points, including the go-ahead dunk with 8.
Idaho - usually a bottom-feeder in the Big West - won just six conference games, including three on the road, last season.