dustheap

dustheap

(ˈdʌstˌhiːp)
n
1. a refuse heap
2. the dustheap obscurity or oblivion
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dustheap

[ˈdʌsthiːp] Nbasurero m
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She and her husband had worked too, and had brought their simple faith and honour clean out of dustheaps. If they owed a duty to Betty Higden, of a surety that duty must be done.
Still, if it were not written rather faster than the fastest type-writing, if I stopped and took thought, it would never be written at all; and the advantage of the method is that it sweeps up accidentally several stray matters which I should exclude if I hesitated, but which are the diamonds of the dustheap. (p.
But, even though the architecture of white life hasn't substantially changed, they're now more likely to be arguing in favor of reclaiming aspects of it from the moral dustheap. Consider the historian Hermann Giliomee, who in the '80s was denied a job at Stellenbosch, Afrikanerdom's toniest university and his alma mater, for being too liberal.
A possible sign that Russia may be willing to see Cyprus consigned to the "dustheap of history" than put its money in a sinking Mediterranean ship was a report from Interfax news wire yesterday quoting the Russian PM.
Yet now a generation of resource biologists, inspired by the thin milk of Daniel Botkin's theorizing, are promoting what they think is a new paradigm that relegates the concept of climax to the dustheap of ideas.
Isn't it just some patriarchal old institution, ready for the dustheap of sexism and oppression?
SEAMON merely consigns literary Darwinism to the dustheap of failed theoretical efforts prompted by a misguided scientism.
Woolf considered the memoir a useful writing venue, believing that at age fifty she should be able to turn the "diamonds of the dustheap" from her diaries into memoirs as they "should be made" (D1 234).
Busting your balls For one long, bloodcurdling scream, Out of the dustheap At my feet.
The heavy inferential vocabulary through which conclusions are presented, of which the words I cited above are but a small representation, suggests that, like a good empiricist, Austen looks on sense impressions as a mere dustheap of raw data, out of which reality must be conceptually constructed, much like those puzzles we find in newspapers made up of individual dots that can only produce a picture if we draw connecting lines from one number to the next.
Giles has had his nose rubbed in the media dustheap so regularly that he says he considered opting out of international cricket, with all its financial rewards, at the age of 31.
(2.) Carole Ferrier, cited in Katie Holmes, '"Diamonds of the Dustheap"?: Women's Diary Writing Between the Wars', in Maryanne Dever (ed.), Wallflowers and Witches: Women and Culture in Australia 1910--45, St Lucia, University of Queensland Press, 1994: 47.