“It was all garbage,” says Munafi, a soft-spoken father of four.
What happened to the pollsters was nothing more complicated than the old programmer rule: garbage In, garbage Out.
Then he took the chicken and walked over to his spot near the garbage and sat down to eat it.
My nearest relation, my wife, is telling me to get off my database and take out the garbage.
She alludes to jobs like street sweeping and garbage collecting being done by informal workers rather than the government.
A discussion of questions connected with the disposal of garbage and sewage forms the fifth and last chapter of the book.
"Cleansing fires for that sort of garbage," he said finally.
In a camp where there is no plumbing, liquid waste as well as garbage, can be disposed of in the following way.
He drained the bottle; then hurled it into the garbage pail with a resounding crash.
In the alley, they huddled among rubbish and garbage cans because the shadows lay thicker there.
early 15c., "giblets of a fowl, waste parts of an animal," later confused with garble in its sense of "siftings, refuse." Perhaps some senses derive from Old French garbe "a bundle of sheaves, entrails," from Proto-Germanic *garba- (cf. Dutch garf, German garbe "sheaf"), from PIE *ghrebh- "a handful, a grasp." Sense of "refuse, filth" is first attested 1580s; used figuratively for "worthless stuff" from 1590s. Garbology "study of waste as a social science" is from 1976.
[fr British dialect, ''grandfather, godfather''; the dated meaning of the first sense is actually ''master, governor,'' often synonyms of ''father'']