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Rubbish heap   /rˈəbɪʃ hip/   Listen
Rubbish heap

An accumulation of refuse and discarded matter.  Synonyms: garbage heap, junk heap, junk pile, refuse heap, scrapheap, trash heap, trash pile.

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"Rubbish heap" Quotes from Famous Books

... rubbish heap were scattered odd fragments of farming machinery—here an old wagon wheel—there a ploughshare or a portion of a harrow—in another place some old iron press of which I do not know the use. The rest of the village was like a deserted brick-field, or the remains of some ancient mining camp—I ...
— Letters from France • C. E. W. Bean

... and train and endow their foster children for a life of adventure. This motive reflects Polynesian custom. Adoption was by no means uncommon among Polynesians, and many a man owed his preservation from death to the fancy of some distant relative who had literally picked him off the rubbish heap to make a pet of. The secret amours of chiefs, too, led, according to Malo (p. 82), to the theme of the high chief's son brought up in disguise, who later proves his rank, a theme as dear to the Polynesian as to romance ...
— The Hawaiian Romance Of Laieikawai • Anonymous

Words linked to "Rubbish heap" :   trash dump, wasteyard, rubbish dump, garbage dump, dump, waste-yard, dumpsite

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