dumping-ground love


from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A piece of ground or a lot where earth, offal, rubbish, etc., are emptied from carts; a dump.


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  • I think it will also draw attention to the dumping-ground nature of the Gulf (the Times had a good story yesterday on this) and the off-the-books environmental costs of the extraction industries.

    Worst environmental disaster in U.S. history?

  • I'll leave you in the able hands of Jeremy Eichler for the details (of which some remain state secrets — which version of Simon Boccanegra is that going to be, maestro?), but it's interesting to see the inevitable Mozart crammed into the sort of three-concert marathon dumping-ground normally reserved for new music.

    In this corner...

  • Not only did the tiny state lack sufficient space for discarding its waste, but it had become a dumping-ground for garbage from other states.

    The Hidden State of Culture

  • Please — to all the various elected officials on this site — don't think of this as a dumping-ground for all your staff-written editorials and speeches.

    Richard Bradley: No ghostwriters please

  • Now, a new discussion talking about the same thing has a brutally honest, by-the-numbers analysis by Charles Stross, who summarizes: Until the book publishers figure out how to package collections of novellas and pay the authors pro-rata sums competitive with what they'd get for a novel, novellas are going to remain the dumping-ground for failed short novel ideas and special exhibition projects.

    Wither the Novella?

  • Because using your journal as a dumping-ground may seem like a good idea, but all you're really doing is leaving a big ol 'toxic waste dump in plain sight.

    More Issues Than A Magazine Rack

  • Instead, Lakoff uses "freedom" as a dumping-ground term for any positive value he wants to endorse and attach to progressive politics.

    Getting cognitive: The limits of George Lakoff's politics

  • At last we got to the dumping-ground spot again -- the spot where we horsemen have to come to earth and walk, and where everything is unbaled from the limbers.

    Bullets & Billets

  • His fields and pastures became the dumping-ground of residual shreds of a dozen and one nations surviving from great defeats or Pyrrhic victories and nursing irreconcilable mutual racial hatreds.

    Defenders of Democracy; contributions from representative men and women of letters and other arts from our allies and our own country, edited by the Gift book committee of the Militia of Mercy

  • The almshouses were the dumping-ground of a community's undesirables, including idiots and even insane, cripples and incurables, epileptics, old people, and orphan children, constituting a social environment that was anything but helpful to human development.

    Society Its Origin and Development


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