This is most obvious when expensive forms of trash are forced to backflip until they obviate their standard uses.
After making an initial beeline to run toward the storm, the reporter had second thoughts and hid behind a trash can.
She used to miss the trash can when she disposed of her cat litter, leaving a mess on the porch.
Aside from producing odors and mountains of trash, they increasingly produce power.
Nov. 8, 2010 – 6:54 p.m. Type: TEL Subject: Maintenance Report: Zimmerman reports “trash in roadwy” 32.
“Gie me that trash,” he said, making a snatch toward the necklace.
Demmy, you—you—you New York trash, what do you mean by that?
One really good book, a single copy of St. Nicholas, is worth more than all this trash.
"I talk like trash, and sometimes I start to think like it," she confessed.
And we have got to lug all this trash down to the river again?
"anything of little use or value," late 14c., perhaps from a Scandinavian source (cf. Old Norse tros "rubbish, fallen leaves and twigs," Norwegian dialectal trask "lumber, trash, baggage," Swedish trasa "rags, tatters"), of unknown origin. Applied to ill-bred persons or groups from 1604 ("Othello"). Applied to domestic refuse or garbage in 1906 (American English).
"to discard as worthless," 1895, from trash (n.); in the sense of "destroy, vandalize" it is attested from 1970; extended to "criticize severely" in 1975. Related: Trashed; trashing.
A despicable, ill-bred person or group: Don't mind them, they're just trash (1604+)
[noun sense fr white trash, a black term of opprobrium]