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dustbin

duhst bin

  • n  a bin that holds rubbish until it is collected

  • For decades, the burning of coal to generate electricity has seemed destined for the dustbin of history.
  • If, by February 2009, a word reappears in that database with at least six "high quality" citations, it could be spared from the semantic dustbin.
  • Unconfirmed reports say that bombs were detonated on a bicycle, in a dustbin and in an autorickshaw.
News & Articles

  • The Ghosts of Europe Past
    The European Union closely resembles a formation that many citizens thought they had left to the dustbin of history: the Holy Roman Empire.
    June 9, 2013 - New York Times
Quotes

  • Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in AOL News
    The resolutions you issue are like a used handkerchief which should be thrown in the dustbin. They are not capable of hurting Iranians,Ahmadinejad said in comments carried by several news agencies.
  • Michael Bloomberg in Wilkes Barre Times-Leader
    I assume it is just a procedural thing that they're doing and will disappear into the dustbin of history with time,Bloomberg said.
  • Kapil Dev in Expressindia.com
    I never asked them to return (those memorabilia). I said 'if you wish not to keep my stuff, give it back to me, rather than throwing it into the dustbin', so that I can preserve those,Kapil told a TV channel.

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