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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Matter collected by a broom such as dust, refuse, etc.

Usage examples (33)
  • Adjective : a sweeping glance. ,a sweeping victory
  • Nitre is found in Bengal naturally crystallized, and is swept by brooms from earths and stones, and thence called sweepings of nitre.
  • So, too, did quantities of current floor sweepings.
  • And even get a price for the sweepings of the wheat. ' for more
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