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scrap fever

scrap fever
 n.— «A fence was cannibalized by vandals at Ravine pool, and the pump room at Collins Pool—which the city will not open this year but could have used for parts—was stripped of metal.…Scrap fever, as it is sometimes called, has also spurred a crime wave hitting homes, schools, construction sites, and even churches in the Toledo area.» —“Metal thieves target 2 city pools; talk of early opening ends” by Ignazio Messina Toledo Blade (Ohio) June 10, 2008. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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