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All the dead carrots, kale stalks and other lingering detritus of last season should also be removed as you work the soil.
“Even if the FAA has cleared all the airspace, there’s still the potential that if they go above the altitude restriction and were to blow up, the detritus that comes down could be outside the parameters of the license,” he said.SpaceX violated its launch license during December’s Starship test flight, prompting the FAA to order an investigation|Christian Davenport|February 2, 2021|Washington Post
Instead, he can’t fish because there’s too much plastic trash in the ocean, so he resolves to take his boat out and clean up the detritus.Stream These 5 Highlights from the Banff Film Festival|Erin Berger|November 26, 2020|Outside Online
Yet animals near the ocean floor have to get by on teensy scraps, preying on the scant species that live there or hoovering up biological detritus that sinks down from carcasses above.Could an ancient megashark still lurk in the deep seas?|By Riley Black|October 15, 2020|Popular Science
Nelson also notes that, as well as furniture and decor, odors cling to dust, fluff, and other detritus, so a good vacuuming every few days goes a long way.Working out at home? Here’s how to keep your house from smelling like a gym.|Harry Guinness|September 3, 2020|Popular Science
Perhaps Pappy fans are so insatiable that they even want the detritus of their favorite tot.
Among the garbage was the typical detritus of public gatherings: water bottles, soda cans, candy wrappers.
Crown emerges from the bedroom with a pair of flat black slacks, the cloudy detritus of afterbirth splayed across the seat.Idaho Woman Who Gave Birth on Highway: ‘I Had to Pull My Pants Down to Get the Baby Out’|Dale Eisinger|July 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Indeed, they are viewed both as carpet-bagging intruders and low-caste detritus.Burma’s Rohingya Muslims Targeted by Buddhist Mob Violence|Brendan Brady|June 27, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Her fantastical accumulations of detritus and throwaway goods can seem to pack more whimsy than wallop.
Near the coast line the effect of the waves is continually to shove the detritus up the slopes of the continental shelf.
The agents which assist gravitation in bearing this detritus downward are many, but they all work together for the same end.
If by chance the detritus accumulates rapidly, the slope is steepened and the work of the torrent made more efficient.
Further study will reveal the fact that the difference is due to the lack of oxidation in the case of the glacial detritus.
Often they were found in backwaters and many times schools were taken over bottoms where mud and detritus had been deposited.Fishes of Chautauqua, Cowley and Elk Counties, Kansas|Artie L. Metcalf