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scrap heap

noun
1.
a pile of old, discarded material, as metal.
2.
a place for dumping old, useless things.
Also, scrapheap.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; scrap1 + heap
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n.

1803, from scrap (n.1) + heap (n.).

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