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Waste basket   /weɪst bˈæskət/   Listen
Waste basket

A container with an open top; for discarded paper and other rubbish.  Synonyms: circular file, waste-paper basket, wastebasket, wastepaper basket.

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"Waste basket" Quotes from Famous Books

... abroad at Christmas-time. It was heavy for its size, and when he moved it had a decisive and very mellow note. Who would send him a thing like this and why? There must have been a mistake. He took up the paper wrapper from the waste basket and examined it ...
— Madcap • George Gibbs

... its entry into the already crowded metropolitan field. Few noticed it. Adams picked it up and laughed, a short, contemptuous laugh. Fallom glanced over it and wondered. J. Wilton Ames, who had been apprised of its advent, threw it into the waste basket—and then drew it out again. He re-read the editorial announcing the policy of the paper. From that he began a careful survey of the whole sheet. His eye caught an article on the feminist movement, signed by Carmen Ariza. His lip curled, but he read the article through, ...
— Carmen Ariza • Charles Francis Stocking

... that Miss Matoaca had begun writing letters to the "Richmond Herald"; and I remembered, with an easy masculine complacency, the pamphlets I had thrown into the waste basket beside the General's desk. The presidential election, with its usual upheaval of the business world, had arrived; and that timid little Miss Matoaca should have intruded herself into the affairs of the nation did not occur to me as possible, ...
— The Romance of a Plain Man • Ellen Glasgow

Words linked to "Waste basket" :   waste-paper basket, container, wastebasket, wastepaper basket

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