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.
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.