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Quiz: Remember the definition of mal de mer?
a pile of old, discarded material, as metal.
a place for dumping old, useless things.
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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However, wood has a finite life whether in buildings or in the
after the building has been torn down.
Engineers keep finding more and more uses for radio, and frequencies never seem to end up on the
They draw that conclusion from the fact that butchered human bones were tossed in the
along with animal remains.
Exposing these flaws usually takes less than a decade, and then the site is tossed on the archeological
In some cases, such as cold fusion, it gets blown out of the water and is tossed onto the
But a funny thing happened on the way to the superstar
They raged that high interest rates and a high pound were crippling industry and throwing workers on the
Their entire business models now seem headed for the
They are then repeatedly bought and sold for ever-diminishing sums, and are ultimately destined for the
For these boats were thrown onto the
at the peak of their evolutionary development.
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(...) thoroughly worn out before you are thrown on the scrap heap; the being a force of Nature...
George Bernard Shaw
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