Examples from the Web for sweepings
Last of all, she begged a bit of frayed muslin from the sweepings for a night-dress.The Potato Child and Others|Mrs. Charles J. Woodbury
They give us the sweepings of Mr Colburn's counter, and then boastfully proclaim the zeal with which they serve the public.
They stand sponsors for the fairy child, and are rewarded with sweepings which turn to gold; also Bartsch, vol.The Science of Fairy Tales|Edwin Sidney Hartland
The hearth should be about flush with the floor, for sweepings may then be brushed into the fireplace.Farmers' Bulletin 1889 - Fireplaces and Chimneys|Arthur H. Senner
Men of all classes were shipped on board, often out of the prisons and hulks, and the sweepings of the streets.Will Weatherhelm|W.H.G. Kingston