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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

... of their view. Cautiously, they turned and made their way from ice-pile to ice-pile, from the rubbish heap toward camp. ...
— The Blue Envelope • Roy J. Snell

... anywhere to drive to after it was hired. Hysterical laughter seized upon me as I beheld (in imagination) myself, the waggoner, and the Genius of Muskegon, standing in the public view of Paris, without the shadow of a destination; perhaps driving at last to the nearest rubbish heap, and dumping there, among the ordures of a city, the beloved child of my invention. From these extremities I was relieved by a seasonable offer, and I parted from the Genius of Muskegon for thirty francs. Where she now stands, under what name she is admired or criticised, ...
— The Wrecker • Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

... Horace, Ovid, Angelo, Dante and Plutarch are deeply imbedded in the memory of mankind, and although great kingdoms, empires and dynasties, have passed away to the rubbish heap of oblivion, the poet, musician, painter, and sculptor still remain to thrill and beautify life, and teach hope of immortality ...
— Shakspere, Personal Recollections • John A. Joyce

... friends: I feel, though I don't speak, Your touch grow kindlier from week to week. It well becomes our mutual happiness To go toward the same end more or less. There is not much dissimilarity, Not much to choose, I know it well, in fine, Between the purposes of you and me, And your eventual Rubbish Heap, and mine. ...
— Modern British Poetry • Various

... but the male kept an eye on Mr. Wren; and, when he came to near, gave chase, driving him to cover under the fence, or under a rubbish heap or other object, where the wren would scold and rattle away, while his pursuer sat on the fence or the pea-brush ...
— Wake-Robin • John Burroughs

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

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