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dust cart

noun, British.
1.
a garbage truck.
Origin of dust cart
1770-1780
1770-80
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  • Then you'd better drive down to the Riviera with your dust-cart, my good man.

    Ditte: Girl Alive! Martin Andersen Nexo
  • And as it did this I noticed that a dust-cart was just in front of us.

  • The streets were empty and very quiet—only the slow rattle of the dust-cart and the measured step of policemen changing beats.

    The Christian Hall Caine
  • An English dust-cart is a piece of finery, a chef d'auvre of mechanism, compared with them and the horses!

    Biographia Literaria Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  • Mother was an apt-looking spouse for the dust-cart, and was considered, we heard, the dirtiest woman in the village.

    Poor Folk in Spain Jan Gordon
  • He was chief of the municipal officers, dust-cart, water-supply, electric light and so on.

    Poor Folk in Spain Jan Gordon
  • Why, that is the fifth dust-cart that has emptied its contents here this afternoon.

  • The body was thrown into a dust-cart and taken to Versailles, where the fine ladies gathered to enjoy the spectacle.

  • Alike the scavenger's broom and the dust-cart appear to be unknown.

    East of Paris Matilda Betham-Edwards
  • A thick gray rain was 37falling, and a dust-cart was in sight.

    The Judgment of Eve May Sinclair

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