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Friday, October 15, 2010

Definitions for smithereens

  1. Small pieces; bits.

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Citations for smithereens
You watch it all happen like a slow bomb, from the end of World War I, the dementia of power, till the smithereens are in smithereens. Paul Monette, Becoming a Man: Half a Life Story
I've jack-booted my way into your life, crushed it to smithereens, and you're still pleased for me! Jill Mansell, Millie's Fling
Origin of smithereens
Smithereens is an alteration of the Irish smidirin, "fragment."