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/ˈweɪstˌbæs kɪt, -ˌbɑ skɪt/
for wastepaper, small items of trash, etc.
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The drawer became over the years a sort of private
for crumbled-up spite and discarded personalities.
Your office mate whistles and leaves half-eaten food in the
contained several scraps of crumpled paper covered with smudged images of copies that hadn't turned out well.
beside the sink, there is one of those amber bottles in which oversweet and low-priced wine is sold.
He asked if students wanted papers returned, and if they hesitated he swept the papers into the
Striding to the pulpit, he fished one of the opened envelopes out of a
and accused the preacher of cheating.
His arms loaded, he dumped the stuff in a
, and then stood staring down at the dIsorderly heap.
The couch had body-length indentations in its cushions, and soft-drink cans and coffee cups were spilling out of the
The letter would be thrown into the
, where it belonged.
My parents came upstairs and were able to put out the fire before it spread anywhere and even the
British Dictionary definitions for
an open receptacle for paper and other dry litter
Also called (esp in Britain)
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(...) the stenographer or drop lighted cigarettes in the wastebasket.
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