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  • They see the Islamic bomb -- whether wielded by Pakistan, Iran, Saudi Arabia or some unforeseen possessor of the murderous weaponry -- bringing about a world in which "millions will die" and "more than one democratic society will be consigned to the dust-heap of history."

    A Mushrooming Problem

  • So until I forgive its atrocities, it has been relegated to the bottom of a virtual dust-heap.

    whiteplum Diary Entry

  • At the end of the street, was an open space, where there would be a dust-heap, and piles of broken crockery, and mounds of vegetable refuse, but for such things being thrown anywhere and everywhere in Rome, and favouring no particular sort of locality.

    Pictures from Italy

  • This dwelling-place has two slaughter-houses at the back, a closet close to the water, a dust-heap, and an open gully-hole in front.

    The Malodorous Metropolis

  • This dwelling-place has two slaughter-houses at the back, a closet close to the water, a dust-heap, and an open gully-hole in front.

    Archive 2007-09-01

  • I looked at the little dust-heap that had once been Pepper.

    The House on the Borderland

  • Goupil wore boots only fit for the dust-heap, and raw silk stockings now of a russet black; his coat and trousers, all black, and threadbare and greasy with dirt, his pitiful waistcoat with half the button-moulds gone, an old silk handkerchief which served as a cravat — in short, all his clothing revealed the cynical poverty to which his passions had reduced him.

    Ursula

  • And (3) Credo in Unum Deum Patrem Omnipotentem, Factorem omnium visibilium atque invisibilium; in which last there is a power of synthesis that can jam all their analytical dust-heap into such a fine, tight, and compact body as would make them stare to see.

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  • And the beggar took it and carried it to the dust-heap, where he scratched carefully till he found a few grains of corn, which he divided with his gazelle.

    The Violet Fairy Book

  • And the man dreamed that he was on the dust-heap, scratching.

    The Violet Fairy Book

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