detritus detritus  /dɪ ˈtraɪ təs/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the remains of something that has been destroyed or broken up
  2. (n) loose material (stone fragments and silt etc) that is worn away from rocks

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Usage(s):

  1. Empty consumerism becomes the running theme of the book, typified by the series of stories about Rusty Brown, a nasty collector of pop-culture detritus.
  2. The left page features a still life, usually of a small, discardable piece of detritus, set against a black background.
  3. At Maine's Bowdoin College, last spring's sale of student detritus garnered nearly $40,000 in proceeds that went to charities.

News

  1. Morgan conjures the past with a poet skill

    Robert Morgan has a rare and cunning gift: he can sift through the detritus of the past, pluck objects and images from his memory (especially his childhood) and elevate them to the point where they become — in the sense that Joseph Campbell uses the word — “numinous.”
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Smoky Mountain News

  2. Capricorn Daily Horoscope for June 07, 2013

    Clear away all the detritus today -- you've got to eliminate anything that's more than you really need. It's a good day to sell off some possessions, or donate a bunch of old clothes to a good cause. More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes , Daily Couple's LoveScopes , Daily CareerScopes , Weekly RomanticScopes , Monthly FitnessScopes , more ... Today's Free Sample Reading: This ...
    on June 7, 2013     Source: Astrology.com

  3. Deep Sea Trash Accumulating Up To 4,000 Meters Below Surface, Says Study

    Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online For years, people have known about the amount of human-generated trash that ends up in the ocean, but a new study in the journal Deep-Sea Research I: Oceanographic Research Papers showed just how deep our detritus sinks, particularly in the waters around Monterey, California. "We were inspired by a fisheries study off Southern California that ...
    on June 6, 2013     Source: redOrbit

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Quotes

  • "These Kuiper Belt Objects are to my mind more leftovers than planets, more debris or detritus," Esposito said.
    on Aug 11, 2006 By: Larry Esposito Source: Rocky Mountain News

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