Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of emptying.

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Examples

  • The spigot, which up to this time had run only "emptyings," was now giving out the clear juice of the wine-vat.

    The Under Dog

  • a man had pumped himself out once a week and failed to run "emptyings" before the year was finished.

    Mark Twain's Letters — Volume 4 (1886-1900)

  • In the first year, the foremen would lie down to sleep between two emptyings of the blast furnace, until they were shot.

    Autumn

  • Things which experience gradual withdrawings and emptyings of their nature, and great and sudden replenishments, fail to perceive the emptying, but are sensible of the replenishment; and so they occasion no pain, but the greatest pleasure, to the mortal part of the soul, as is manifest in the case of perfumes.

    Timaeus

  • How long would they have to last between emptyings?

    Morgan’s Run

  • Every one of the building emptyings been a false alarm?

    Noble Et Al Briefing On Anti Terrorism Proposals

  • The least sophisticated system should be used wherever possible for the majority of pit emptyings.

    Chapter 5

  • Baratses 'wail cut off as he landed with a squelch in equal parts of mud, offal and the emptyings of chamber pots.

    Conan The Magnificent

  • The gutters were filled with garbage and dead cats and the emptyings of chamber pots.

    Nine Princes In Amber

  • The catacombs at Paris seem to have been furnished with bones from the emptyings of the metropolitan churchyards.

    Notes and Queries, Number 11, January 12, 1850

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