In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(dirt)basura femininethe sweepings of society — la escoria de la sociedad
- As for the word itself, not only has smeddum ceased to be the sweepings off the mill floor, it is now one of the most valued qualities of the Scots character.
- Partly because he did lots of sweeping but I hadn't ever seen him with a trolley or bag to put the sweepings into and partly because of his manner of sweeping.
- Pressed peanut sweepings may a vital ingredient of one of Homer Simpson's favorite snacks, but that doesn't hold true for most of us.
- I realize there may be a number of urban gardeners who, for a small fee, would be more than happy to set me up with some sweepings from their grow-op.
- Carbohydrate sources of commercial pet food may consist of grain factory waste (i.e., dust, floor sweepings and husks.)
- And he walked right through my sweepings. ‘Look at this stuff,’ he said, kicking it away.’
- It's like the sweepings of the monumental studio, the stuff they didn't want to put in the official state monument.
- The company subsequently claimed it had permitted the council to deposit road sweepings and soil in the Blessington quarry.
- Grading land with yard rubbish, sweepings, and other refuse also planted weeds and seeds on vacant land.
- I'm sure floor sweepings swept out doors and vacuum cleaner dust spilt outside also have these threads in them and tangle in wagtails' feet.
- The sweepings are from a previous search in February 2003 which has already been dealt with by the court.
- Please note that road or yard sweepings are not to be placed in the skip.
- Coffee is regularly contaminated with unappetising detritus ranging from floor sweepings and twigs to poisonous, mouldy coffee beans.
- They even examined floor sweepings from tombs and living areas.
- Sadly, if it continues, that is what is threatening to become of the great Liberal Party tradition: a cold-hearted butcher to the withering slab of the Australian body, and the public get sausages for policy from the sweepings off the floor.
- I became aware of a rush broom in a far corner and, hung along the wall, bags of sweepings.
- All the stray pellets - which mariners call sweepings or spillage - had to be cleaned out and dumped.
- The vegetable garden at Drummuir near Huntly is maintained along organic lines and sweepings from the local hairdressers have been used for several years as an effective pest deterrent.
- They mix the sweepings in with the grain to make additional profit.
- This tall, narrow 13-by - 4-foot drawing scrolls from ceiling to floor, where it curls slightly, and is held in place by a slurry of grimy studio sweepings.
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