Her fantastical accumulations of detritus and throwaway goods can seem to pack more whimsy than wallop.
Perhaps Pappy fans are so insatiable that they even want the detritus of their favorite tot.
And then she came up with the idea of asking him to fiddle with his collection of detritus.
The artist is drinking beer, smoking and the detritus is building up around him.
Amidst the detritus of old amplifiers, beaten up electric guitars and drum kits was a tatty white plastic bag.
By some unknown convulsion, this detritus had been heaped up.
Death is only real for all the detritus of the world, for all the sorrow, for all the injustice, for all the grief.
What an inconceivable tangle of detritus those streets must be!
The mouth of the Dranse, hard by, is a dreary collection of detritus.
The soil, composed of sand and that detritus which abounds in American forests, gave way beneath the foot.
1795, "process of erosion," from Latin detritus "a wearing away," from detri-, stem of detere "wear away" (see detriment). Geological sense of "matter produced by erosion" is 1802, probably from French detritus; incorrect, in any case.
detritus de·tri·tus (dĭ-trī'təs)
n. pl. detritus
Loose matter resulting from the wearing away or disintegration of a tissue or substance.