Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- No longer used; abandoned; obsolete: as, disused words.
- Disaccustomed; not wonted or habituated: with in or to, and formerly sometimes with: as, disused to toil.
- adj. no longer in use
- adj. no longer in use
“Raytheon has developed a technology for safely detonating all the landmines in disused landmine fields -- they drop a shell containing many hundreds of steel arrows into the field, which sets off all the old mines:”
“The Rajah is without authority, and even his name disused in the official instruments issued or taken by the manager.”
“If the Treasury were to fill old bottles with bank notes, bury them at suitable depths in disused coal mines which are then filled up with town rubbish, and leave them to private enterprise on the well-tried principles of laissez faire to dig them up again … there need be no more unemployment and, with the help of the repercussions, the real income of the community and its capital wealth also would probably become a great deal greater than it actually is.”
“If the Treasury were to fill old bottles with bank-notes, bury them at suitable depths in disused coal-mines which are then filled up to the surface with town rubbish, and leave it to private enterprise on well-tried principles of laissez-faire to dig the notes up again (the right to do so being obtained, of course, by tendering for leases of the note-bearing territory), there need be no more unemployment and, with the help of the repercussions, the real income of the community, and its capital wealth also, would probably become a good deal greater than it actually is.”
“Whilst we’re on the subject, I’ve heard plenty of mention of CO2 being stored in disused mines etc – does this involve it being converted into a liquid form?”
“They are also tied into contracts that stretch beyond 2012 for business parks, wind farms and the media city in Salford and are also responsible for dozens of contaminated industrial sites, such as disused coal fields, which cannot be sold unless they are first decommissioned.”
“He gives examples of community-led projects that have revived decaying local assets such as disused railway stations and derelict churches.”
“Through it runs a curious trackway, marked "disused" on the”
“Under his roof, undergraduates always felt happy and at home; and in his "Bethel," as he called it, a kind of disused greenhouse in his garden, he gathered week by week a band of undergraduate hearers, to whom religion spoke, through his lips, with her most searching yet most persuasive accent.”
“Community schemes enable voluntary groups to look after disused areas of Network Rail land, such as disused platforms, land adjoining stations, or areas underneath viaducts.”
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