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Definition :

skiprat (PERSON) UK noun [C] INFORMAL

Person who specializes in rummaging in skips looking for anything that might be remotely useful. The skiprat considers waste or scrap to be recyclable materials to be stored for "a rainy day". Skiprats may be displaced from their residences and workspaces by huge volumes of stored materials for which the rainy day has not yet arrived. Aspires to check the contents of skips before the truck arrives to take them away to become landfill. Considered by observers with a sensible disposition to be certifiable. Might be known in the USA as a "Dumpster Diver".

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Wolseley WD/WD2 main bearings

Digital Mapping of selected UK Industrial Archaeology (Mining) Sites

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