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- n. That which is swept up.
- n. Plural form of sweeping.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n.pl. Things collected by sweeping; rubbish.
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* Jean (Dale Arden) Rogers was beautiful, competent, and charming in Let's Make Music, a real pile of carpet-sweepings from a Hollywood cutting-room floor -- featuring popular bandleader Bob Crosby.
Glory be to God! "said Mrs. Darcy, appealing to an imaginary audience," he calls the sweepings of the altar, and the clane ashes, dirt.
Nitre is found in Bengal naturally crystallized, and is swept by brooms from earths and stones, and thence called sweepings of nitre.
The picturesque High Street should be followed past the Town Hall with its alien Carolean front, and the long wall of Purbeck House that is said to be made up from the "sweepings" of the Albert Memorial at
At evening I sallied out and bought a loaf of bread, half a pound of tea ( "sweepings," they call it, and it cost eightpence), a tin kettle (fivepence), a pound of sugar, a tin of Swiss milk, and a tin of American potted meat.
It may, perhaps, be well to explain that the "sweepings" consisted of an annual sum of threepence which every householder contributed towards the cleaning of the church, and which represented a large part of the clerk's salary .
Rousseau also found that those "sweepings" were tossed in a charnel house, where the remains were mingled in a large pit beneath the crypt floor.
"Weeds have also been spread about via the sweepings from pet-food shops" and by ships dumping ballast.
March 29th, 2010 at 9: 24 pm dbadass says: hmmmm pressed peanut sweepings …. artifical roasting agent …
Start with the fact that the sweepings vast majority of Democrats are baby murderers and then try and tell me you are surprised they would twist some facts or conveniently forget a few things?
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