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  • noun A junkyard, a place where scrap is stored, discarded or resold.


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  • A wood "scrapyard" was also in the pipeline that would pay people for bringing in dead wood.

    ANC Daily News Briefing 2007

  • Rizwan Tabassum/AFP/Getty Images In the latest attack, gunmen opened fire in a scrapyard, which was in a commercial market area, killing 11 people late Tuesday.

    Violence Rips Through Karachi 2010

  • The 175-meter-long Wisdom, which was being tugged to the Alang scrapyard in Gujarat from Colombo, broke away in rough weather and ran aground Sunday.

    Asia in Pictures 2011

  • Does anybody have any idea how much a scrapyard will give you for a 1979 Ford?

    In other sad news...My Car. wendigomountain 2009

  • The former owner of the scrapyard, Ray Bocking, visited the travellers and told them that the council had originally helped lay the hard core, flying in the face of council leader Tony Ball's assertion that the site is green belt land and not suitable for retrospective planning permission.

    Battle lines drawn as Dale farm travellers brace for eviction face-off 2011

  • Gunmen opened fire in a scrapyard in a commercial market late Tuesday, killing 11 people, said Farooqi.

    Karachi Killings: Pakistan's Largest City Reels After 51 Killed In 5 Days AP 2010

  • Many spend their days scrounging metal to sell to a scrapyard, leaving long jagged tears on the inside walls of houses where they have torn wiring out through the wallboard.

    Cops and Squatters 2009

  • The attack on the scrapyard pushed to 51 the number of people killed in four days.

    Violence Rips Through Karachi 2010

  • Vivek Prakash/Reuters Juhu Beach near Mumbai Thursday; the beach got a new water feature when the cargo ship Wisdom, being tugged to the Alang scrapyard in Gujarat from Colombo, broke away in rough weather and drifted until it ran aground.

    Asia in Pictures 2011

  • Rehan Khan/EPA The dead in the scrapyard attack included eight Pakistanis of Baluch descent, said Sharmila Farooqi, a provincial government spokeswoman.

    Violence Rips Through Karachi 2010


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  • Once-elegant apartment buildings stood next to scrapyards, and where there had been furriers and movie palaces there were now blood banks and methadone clinics and Mother Waddles Perpetual Mission. Returning to Detroit from bright climes usually depressed me. But now I welcomed it. The blight eased the pain of my father's death, making it seem like a general state of affairs. At least the city didn't mock my grief by being sparkling or winsome.

    --Jeffrey Eugenides, 2002, Middlesex, p. 517

    August 16, 2008