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synonyms for garbage can

  • dustbin
  • trash can
  • Dumpster™
  • ashcan
  • circular file
  • garbage pail
  • trash basket
  • waste basket
  • wastebin
  • wastepaper basket
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From Bungay in Suffolk comes the news that a water-wagtail has built its nest in a milk-can.
PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI, VOLUME 158, APRIL 28, 1920VARIOUS
Above all, the doctor—the doctor and the purulent trash and garbage of his pharmacopoeia!
THE POCKET R.L.S.ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
When he waded past Captain Can-dage he heard the old skipper trying to comfort the girl, his voice low and broken by sobs.
BLOW THE MAN DOWNHOLMAN DAY
Foiled in this attempt they began to pelt them with garbage, so that soon their white robes were stained and filthy.
FAIR MARGARETH. RIDER HAGGARD
He kept his worms there, between his cap lining and his hair; it saved the trouble of a bait-can.
THIRTY YEARS IN AUSTRALIAADA CAMBRIDGE
He would give me such words as "combustion," "garbage disposal," "bonded indebtedness" and so on.
THE IRON PUDDLERJAMES J. DAVIS
The pigsties have no more smell than the stables, because the manure is removed, and no garbage is allowed to accumulate.
THE HILLS AND THE VALERICHARD JEFFERIES
He had a couple of dingy wash-boilers which he had picked up from the big garbage-dump near the race-track.
TRAMPING ON LIFEHARRY KEMP
These grew and flourished in the richer soil around the hut or shelter, for all the garbage could not have accumulated in the hut.
THE NEW STONE AGE IN NORTHERN EUROPEJOHN M. TYLER
"Mind old Jerry's ghost doesn't catch hold of you," cried her waggish brother Jack, as she crossed the threshold, tea-can in hand.
LITTLE FOLKS (NOVEMBER 1884)VARIOUS
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO GARBAGE CAN

  • garbage can
  • wastebasket
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