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The dirt and sweepings of the houses are cast into the streets, where they soon become dust or mud according to the season.
They stand sponsors for the fairy child, and are rewarded with sweepings which turn to gold; also Bartsch, vol.
THE SCIENCE OF FAIRY TALESEDWIN SIDNEY HARTLAND
The latter came from a compost heap of street sweepings which had been standing two years and was supposed to be nutritious.
He would still fuss if he saw half a dozen nails in the sweepings, or any other waste of pennies.
THE ROMANCE OF THE REAPERHERBERT NEWTON CASSON
It enrages me to think of Mr. Forster; publishing too as he does, at a moment, the very sweepings of Landor's desk!
Combustible sweepings or straw, saturated with oil, may be used for this purpose.
Central mountain districts like the Alps and Caucasus contain "the sweepings of the plains."
Then certain men set out with donkeys and carry the sweepings of the gutters beyond the gates.
MOROCCOS.L. BENSUSAN
Truly they seek the living among the dead, and the immortal Molire among the sweepings of attorneys' offices.
Well, I've found something very much like anthrax germs in the sweepings that I took up with the vacuum cleaner up there.
THE SOCIAL GANGSTERARTHUR B. REEVE

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