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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
1820-1830
Smithereens is an alteration of the Irish smidirin, "fragment."