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  • as ingarbage
  • as inrefuse
  • as inrubbish
  • as intrash
  • as inwaste

synonyms for sweepings

  • debris
  • detritus
  • dreck
  • dregs
  • dross
  • filth
  • junk
  • muck
  • offal
  • rubbish
  • rubble
  • scrap
  • scrapings
  • sewage
  • slop
  • swill
  • trash
  • waste
  • bits and pieces
  • odds and ends
  • debris
  • rubbish
  • trash
  • waste
  • dregs
  • dross
  • dump
  • dunghill
  • dust
  • hogwash
  • junk
  • leavings
  • litter
  • muck
  • offal
  • remains
  • residue
  • scraps
  • scum
  • sediment
  • slop
  • swill
  • rejectamenta
  • waste matter
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antonyms for sweepings

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  • cleanliness
  • possessions
  • purity
  • sense
  • possessions
  • sense
  • cleanliness
  • assets
  • property
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How to use sweepings in a sentence

The dirt and sweepings of the houses are cast into the streets, where they soon become dust or mud according to the season.
THE MIRROR OF LITERATURE, AMUSEMENT, AND INSTRUCTION, NO. 358VARIOUS
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.
CONSTRUCTION WORK FOR RURAL AND ELEMENTARY SCHOOLSVIRGINIA MCGAW
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!
THE LETTERS OF ROBERT BROWNING AND ELIZABETH BARRETT BARRETT, VOL. 1 (OF 2) 1845-1846ROBERT BROWNING AND ELIZABETH BARRETT BARRETT
Combustible sweepings or straw, saturated with oil, may be used for this purpose.
INFANTRY DRILL REGULATIONS, UNITED STATES ARMY, 1911UNITED STATES WAR DEPARTMENT
Central mountain districts like the Alps and Caucasus contain "the sweepings of the plains."
INFLUENCES OF GEOGRAPHIC ENVIRONMENTELLEN CHURCHILL SEMPLE
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.
LETTERS TO DEAD AUTHORSANDREW LANG
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
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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capacitor

WORDS RELATED TO SWEEPINGS

  • bits and pieces
  • debris
  • detritus
  • dreck
  • dregs
  • dross
  • filth
  • junk
  • muck
  • odds and ends
  • offal
  • rubbish
  • rubble
  • scrap
  • scrapings
  • sewage
  • slop
  • sweepings
  • swill
  • trash
  • waste
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.