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detritus

di trahy tuhs

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

  • 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.
  • At Maine's Bowdoin College, last spring's sale of student detritus garnered nearly $40,000 in proceeds that went to charities That's when the Dumpster divers townies and .
  • A plan was in place to evacuate the city, he says as he surveys the detritus in New Orleans' Convention Center, but "don't confuse a plan with execution.
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  • 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.”
    June 12, 2013 - Smoky Mountain News
  • 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 ...
    June 7, 2013 - Astrology.com
  • 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 ...
    June 6, 2013 - redOrbit

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