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  • noun Plural form of scrap-heap.


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  • Abortion will relegate America to the scrap-heaps of history from within – nothing our enemies were ever able to do even after a stalemate in Korea, or a cowardly defeat in Vietnam, until our own once free people stupidly sold us out to socialism.

    Dallas Holocaust Museum works with local colleges on `Holocaust Legacies' series | RELIGION Blog | 2009

  • In a minute the scrap-heaps had flow together into little guns, hugging the stones with their low bellies, jumping at the enemy as the men lay on to the ropes.

    From Capetown to Ladysmith An Unfinished Record of the South African War G. W. Steevens

  • I saw some of those white-haired women in Blesmes and Huiron and other scrap-heaps of German ruthlessness.

    The Soul of the War Philip Gibbs 1919

  • The engines lay in scrap-heaps at the bottoms of ravines and rivers.

    Aladdin & Co. A Romance of Yankee Magic Herbert Quick 1893

  • For in some places along this road going east from Rotherhithe the streets on the left-hand side end at the water’s edge in wharfs, in yards, in scrap-heaps, in narrow jetties, in small bays with promenades flanked by old dwellings, in little streets where the crumbling houses on the Thames’ side stand out into the mud on wooden piles.

    The Port of London Murders Bell, Josephine, 1897-1987 1938

  • "You, whom I made for man's worship when earth was younger and fairer, hearken, and learn why I breathe new life into husks from my scrap-heaps!

    Figures of Earth James Branch Cabell 1918


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