obtanium

obtainium

slang That which is collected or stolen from various places, especially that which others have discarded. The team built the robot out of scrap and obtainium they found around the campus. Whenever someone leaves the office, I always scope out their desks to see if there's any obtainium I can salvage.
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obtanium

1. n. a substance or thing that can be obtained. I need some kind of very strong glue. I don’t know if it’s obtanium.
2. mod. obtainable. She’s a beaut! Is she obtanium?
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Over the past forty years, Pauline has used his wicked sense of humor, his considerable engineering skills, and his nose for what is known in the collective as obtanium (useful things gotten on the cheap or for free) to build his rough beasts and then orchestrate violently chaotic, Ballardian ballets mecaniques that pit the brutes against one another with sometimes genuinely terrifying results.