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Waste matter   /weɪst mˈætər/   Listen
Waste matter

Any materials unused and rejected as worthless or unwanted.  Synonyms: waste, waste material, waste product.  "Much of the waste material is carried off in the sewers"

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"Waste matter" Quotes from Famous Books

... buildings, and tall chimneys, present themselves. As we approach them we come upon a "sludge hole"—the bed of a stream running from the dredging and jigging works; where, by the agency of water, the ore is relieved of its earthy and other waste matter, and the stream of water—allowed to run off in separate channels—deposits, as it flows, the smaller particles washed away in the first process. These are all carefully collected, and the veriest atom of silver or lead extracted. ...
— A Tramp's Wallet - stored by an English goldsmith during his wanderings in Germany and France • William Duthie

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