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Definition of "sweepings" []

  • That which is swept up. (noun)
  • Plural form of sweeping. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "sweepings" in a sentence
  • "* Jean (Dale Arden) Rogers was beautiful, competent, and charming in Let's Make Music, a real pile of carpet-sweepings from a Hollywood cutting-room floor -- featuring popular bandleader Bob Crosby."
  • "Glory be to God! "said Mrs. Darcy, appealing to an imaginary audience," he calls the sweepings of the altar, and the clane ashes, dirt."
  • "Nitre is found in Bengal naturally crystallized, and is swept by brooms from earths and stones, and thence called sweepings of nitre."
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