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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DUMP

From the kitchen came the dump of an iron, and cheerful singing.

And I said that it seemed an unhealthy thing to dump all our refuse so close to the city.

For just before us under the dump was a cave with walls of papers and rags.

I certainly didn't do it to help them dump germ-cultures on Weald!

He'd destroyed the lethal bacterial cultures they'd been ordered to dump on Weald.

It will put you there in a dump, and you must embark before noon.

Dump the whole rotten mess into the fire, Jerry, and be done with it.

I would take a can and knife and go from dump to dump gathering the gold in these dumplings.

One may send much to a dump, but little ever seems to be got back.

You know Hugh would scold if he heard you were playing in the dump lot.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., "throw down or fall with force," perhaps from a Scandinavian source (cf. Danish dumpe, Norwegian dumpa "to fall suddenly"). The sense of "unload en masse" is first recorded in American English 1784. That of "discard, abandon" is from 1919. Related: Dumped; dumping. Dump truck is from 1930.

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armory

nounmilitary building, usually for storing weapons
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