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- n. A vehicle for collecting refuse.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a truck for collecting domestic refuse.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A cart for conveying dust, refuse, and rubbish from the streets.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a truck for collecting domestic refuse
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Plus the carriage, which makes Cinderella's looks like a dustcart.
After the Lord Mayor's show of Andrew's trial, came the dustcart of the second trial: that of Alice Edith Ross, n-e Pritchard, one-time secretary at the shop, secret lover of sly old James, whose adoration for his wife went without question.
Lawyer: "Now, isn't it true that on the 5th of November last year, you rode naked through the streets on top of a dustcart, letting off fireworks, and singing 'I did it my way' loudly?"
To me, it is reminiscent of an old corporation dustcart, not dissimilar to the one seen in the 1971 feature film when the Dads Army platoon hitch a ride back to Walmington-On-Sea from their manoeuvres (thank you Anoneumouse).
Protestant Christianity believes that there is a Divine record in a book; that everyone ought to have free access to that book; that everyone who gets hold of it can save his soul by it, whether he finds it in a library or picks it off a dustcart.
Can't you see that all you have to do is to push him in the gutter, where he'll remain till the scavengers throw him into the dustcart?
He touched the elbow, showed a flitting face of crazed amazement in amusement, and shrugged and half-laughed, dismissing the incident, as being perhaps, if his hearer chose to have it so, a gem of the rubbish tumbled into the dustcart out of a rather exceptional householder's experience.
The sacred National Assembly Hall itself has become common ground; President's platform permeable to wain and dustcart; for the Rue de Rivoli runs there.
"I hope," replied Bob, "they have not overturned the dustcart in the wind, for I am apprehensive in such a case we should scarcely have eyes to view their frolics."
Real Life In London, Volumes I. and II. Or, The Rambles And Adventures Of Bob Tallyho, Esq., And His Cousin, The Hon. Tom Dashall, Through The Metropolis; Exhibiting A Living Picture Of Fashionable Characters, Manners, And Amusements In High And Low Life (1821)
Why should a dustcart park up at that time anyway? why not down Mandela way where there is no residential property near by ..