Thesaurus / detritus
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Instead, he can’t fish because there’s too much plastic trash in the ocean, so he resolves to take his boat out and clean up the detritus.

Yet animals near the ocean floor have to get by on teensy scraps, preying on the scant species that live there or hoovering up biological detritus that sinks down from carcasses above.

Nelson also notes that, as well as furniture and decor, odors cling to dust, fluff, and other detritus, so a good vacuuming every few days goes a long way.

The soil bears less the character of detritus, and more that of alluvium, than that seen above.

Along Alaska's Great RiverFrederick Schwatka

Various fragments of stalactites and stalagmites were found as part of the detritus.

How I envied the rabbits overhead, who occasionally dislodged the detritus of rock, which fell upon me.

JethouE. R. Suffling

The effect of this action is immensely to increase the amount of detritus which the streams convey to the sea.

Outlines of the Earth's HistoryNathaniel Southgate Shaler

The Staphylinid live in the carcases of animals, on manure, in detritus, and attack living insects.

The Insect WorldLouis Figuier

The rest of the water, therefore, pours into the lake under the detritus.

Solid rock could not be found, but all the detritus and boulders were of grey granite; seldom was a piece of porphyry noticed.

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