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an opportunist who profits from the misfortunes of others

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In the former, bottom-feeding scenario so the theory goes--all sorts of at best unimportant and at worst downright hideous items are painlessly removed from an institution's collection, which brings in a little money, but more positively frees up a combination of storage space and staff time.
He became prime minister in September last year after winning the DPJ presidential election the previous month, gaining more votes than expected after delivering a speech in which he humbly compared himself to a loach, a bottom-feeding fish.
Noda, who once likened himself to an unattractive but hard-working "dojo" bottom-feeding fish, is just behind opposition leader Shinzo Abe in individual ratings.
The problem I see is low prices on bottom-feeding Internet gun sites.
On the East Coast, overfishing of a small, bottom-feeding fish called menhaden has resulted in a population nosedive of 88 percent in the last 25 years.
Characters range from murderous fuel hijackers and cattle rustlers to a bottom-feeding pawnshop owner and garden-variety thugs.
Kekovich has previously used his so-called national address to rant about diplomacy, the world economy being "rooted" because of "bottom-feeding, billionaire bankers, stuffing their wallets", and taking on global warming.
Noda, an unassuming conservative who has compared himself to the 'dojo' loach, a bottom-feeding fish, faces a long list of challenges as the third premier since his Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) took power in 2009.
I was desperately conscious that when the time came, not to eat like John Torode, with a face like a bottom-feeding catfish while clanking my front teeth with my cutlery, or to make daft faces like his partner-in-crime Greg Wallace, as far removed from the vision of a foodie as you can get, a loud, East-End geezer and Millwall fan, who says 'this soowse has loads of depff!' a lot.
The open-water, slimmer ones mate with their own kind, and the larger, bottom-feeding ones mate With theirs.
They are bottom feeders, using their barbels to feel and locate food such as dragonfly larvae, worms, tadpoles, fish eggs, algae and other smaller bottom-feeding fish.
excuse these dark, bottom-feeding things I tend to let rise into
commercial real estate opportunities is a positive sign for the troubled sector, often cited as "the next shoe to drop." Still, some marketwatchers warn, there haven't been nearly enough deals to rival the amount of commercial real estate debt that needs refinancing, and such "bottom-feeding" activity could be staunched if and when interest rates rise.
The aliens are called "prawns" because they resemble bottom-feeding crustaceans and they are multiplying rapidly.
A bottom-feeding robot named TROL (tracked robotic offshore logger), is covering 75,000 square metres of seabed this summer while it picks out radioactive cell particles hiding in the silt.