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scrap heap

a pile of old, discarded material, as metal.
a place for dumping old, useless things.
Origin of scrap heap
1830-40; scrap1 + heap Unabridged
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 scrap heap 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 scrap heap.
  • They draw that conclusion from the fact that butchered human bones were tossed in the scrap heap along with animal remains.
  • Exposing these flaws usually takes less than a decade, and then the site is tossed on the archeological scrap heap.
  • In some cases, such as cold fusion, it gets blown out of the water and is tossed onto the scrap heap.
  • But a funny thing happened on the way to the superstar scrap heap.
  • They raged that high interest rates and a high pound were crippling industry and throwing workers on the scrap heap.
  • Their entire business models now seem headed for the scrap heap.
  • They are then repeatedly bought and sold for ever-diminishing sums, and are ultimately destined for the scrap heap.
  • For these boats were thrown onto the scrap heap at the peak of their evolutionary development.

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