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It is well known in the West Country, but the old words are trash.

They knew what they were doing when they passed their trash upon her!

I deny it;—the dramatic muse, as you call him, was a fool:—trash indeed!

It is not that I wished to know for how much you wrote that trash: but with what object.

"We'll dig a hole and bury all the trash," said Eustice Gray instantly.

Trash on the floor made the morning task of sweeping up harder.

Demmy, you—you—you New York trash, what do you mean by that?

"I talk like trash, and sometimes I start to think like it," she confessed.

There's nothing but trash, as the rats won't look at, and small blame to them.

“It is some trash that he has eaten at that weary picnic,” said grannie.

WORD ORIGIN

"anything of little use or value," late 14c., perhaps from a Scandinavian source (cf. Old Norse tros "rubbish, fallen leaves and twigs," Norwegian dialectal trask "lumber, trash, baggage," Swedish trasa "rags, tatters"), of unknown origin. Applied to ill-bred persons or groups from 1604 ("Othello"). Applied to domestic refuse or garbage in 1906 (American English).

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