dustheap
noun Date: 1599 1. a pile of refuse 2. a category of forgotten items <
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  • dustheap — /dust heep /, n. 1. a heap or pile of rubbish, refuse, or the like. 2. oblivion; obscurity; disregard; disuse: He was consigned to the dustheap after many years of public service. [1645 55; DUST + HEAP] * * * …   Universalium

  • dustheap — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun 1. : a pile of refuse 2. : the status to which something unimportant, unwanted, or forgotten is relegated ferreting out from the dustheap of time the half obliterated data of circumstance and events Manchester Guardian Weekly …   Useful english dictionary

  • dustheap — n. pile of trash, heap of refuse; disregard, neglect, disuse …   English contemporary dictionary

  • dust|heap — «DUHST HEEP», noun. a pile of dirt or rubbish: »We found one of its [a doll s] legs on the dustheap, and stuck it on (New Yorker). Figurative. Already one former Gaullist minister…who broke away, has been voted into the dustheap (New York Times) …   Useful english dictionary

  • dustbin — noun Date: 1848 1. British a can for trash or garbage 2. dustheap 2 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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