junk heap


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junk heap

n. a dilapidated old car; a dilapidated house or other structure. They lived in that junk heap for thirty years and never painted it.
See also: heap, junk
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In a case like that, the one-stop-shopping for smog testing and repair offered by La Habra Tune and Lube can be a real sanity-saver for automotive enthusiasts trying to save their favorite older autos from the junk heap.
For all the back-patting in City Hall about the long-overdue plan to make apartment dwellers do what homeowners have been doing for a long time - sort their trash - the city's $6 million recycling plan for apartments deserves a spot on the junk heap.
belonged on the junk heap, like funny party hats swept up off the floor once the "Screw Minimalism, Let's Dance
What starts out as a subtle 'lived-in' quality can easily turn into a passenger-side dumping ground or, worse, a full-blown junk heap in the backseat," said Paul Holstein of CableOrganizer.
But the realization that the city might face a $225 million shortfall next year has them worried that they just might end up on the junk heap of history, like their mentor in pay-to-play politics, recalled Gov.
By scavenging garage sales, souvenir shops, and dollar stores, Horn disassembles, reconfigures, and breathes new life into the junk heap of youth culture.
Haynes says, "As a value manager, by definition, we're kind of searching through the junk heap looking for valuable assets that are being overlooked by others.
PALMDALE - Three Skunk Works employees showed they were kings of the junk heap, putting their engineering, fabrication and scavenging skills to the test against teams from the United Kingdom and Russia.
This time of the year their bodies are more like jalopies sputtering toward the junk heap.
And if the difference between the top two and the next one isn't clear-cut, then this mathematical junk heap, with its pigskin hash of polls, computer ratings and ``quartile ranks,'' isn't going to settle the arguments anyway.
That place is a junk heap and taxpayer money shouldn't go for fixing it,'' Webb said.
By fall 1994, his much-ballyhooed plan was dead, left in a legislative junk heap of compromises.
Cast-iron presses, once relegated to basements and junk heaps, are now prized possessions for a new crop of craftsmen, seduced by the notion of a book as both a container of ideas, as well as an idea in and of itself.
Frames carved with the profiles of Victorian rooftops; balustrades and heirlooms picked up at random from junk heaps because she was too poor to afford new materials; wooden railings; an old picket fence--she shaped discarded objects into universal themes that spoke across time, space, and memory.
homeowners are to stuff their garbage into burn barrels or torch their junk heaps on open ground.