/ (ˈswiːpɪŋz) /
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debris, litter, or refuse
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Words nearby sweepings
sweepback, sweep check, sweeper, sweep hand, sweeping, sweepings, sweeping score, sweep off someone's feet, sweeps, sweep-saw, sweep-second
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How to use sweepings in a sentence
The dirt and sweepings of the houses are cast into the streets, where they soon become dust or mud according to the season.
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 latter came from a compost heap of street sweepings which had been standing two years and was supposed to be nutritious.Construction Work for Rural and Elementary Schools|Virginia McGaw
He would still fuss if he saw half a dozen nails in the sweepings, or any other waste of pennies.The Romance of the Reaper|Herbert Newton Casson
It enrages me to think of Mr. Forster; publishing too as he does, at a moment, the very sweepings of Landor's desk!The Letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett, Vol. 1 (of 2) 1845-1846|Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett