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junkyard

[juhngk-yahrd] /ˈdʒʌŋkˌyɑrd/
noun
1.
a yard for the collection, storage, and resale of junk.
Origin of junkyard
1875-1880
1875-80, Americanism; junk1 + yard2
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  • He stood outside the junkyard gate a few moments in the deepening dusk.

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  • Harvey puffed at his pipe and looked out of the gate of the junkyard at the street.

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  • She found the late saint in the junkyard tossing old iron into Shuder's wagon.

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  • The junkyard was a fine place in which to shelter stray dogs.

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  • It asked her to come, if she could, to see him, at the junkyard of Moses Shuder.

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  • Harvey was eager to reach the junkyard and make his final arrangements and begin.

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  • He did not pause until he reached the high fence at the rear of Moses Shuder's junkyard.

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  • He would lead the way to where three canines were chained in the junkyard.

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  • There was only one thing Lem refused to do—he would not go out of the junkyard.

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British Dictionary definitions for junkyard

junkyard

/ˈdʒʌŋkˌjɑːd/
noun
1.
a place where junk is stored or collected for sale
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