When the surrounding area was picked clean
, the bone gatherers contacted a freighter who hauled the bones to the nearest railhead loading station for shipment to a fertilizer plant.
I lost my all, or so it seemed at the time, and still does when I think of my precious possessions picked clean
of cash and cards and discarded on some rubbish tip.
Got the second LP from a band called Orange Roughy out of Pennsylvania, Picked Clean
, and it's a doozy.
When the vultures have picked clean
the carcass of cruddy American TV, will they move on to the graveyard of British television?
or New York standup into a possible TV network cornerstone, there is a growing sense among scouts that the local club scene has been picked clean
of veteran talents and that the next generation will emerge from the outer perimeters of the comedy world.
American warplanes pounded front-line Iraqi forces in the north yesterday after Saddam's troops fell back from strategic hilltop positions that were picked clean
by Kurds in a frenzy of battlefield plunder.
Wild scallops have been picked clean
by overfishing; likewise herring and groundfish.
For example, India's 76 000-strong Parsees community does not bury its dead; bodies are placed in `towers of silence', for the bones to be picked clean
Whatever money was made illegally is long gone--the bones of the company have been picked clean
The lammergeier makes the most efficient use of its resources, as its strong digestive juices can dissolve the bones of the skeletons that other vultures have picked clean
That bottom hanging fruit has now been picked clean
, and communities are going to have to work harder now to pick the fruit from the top of the tree--turning non-potable water into alternative drinking water sources.
The forest floor is picked clean
and living trees have been stripped of anything burnable.
The forest floor on privately owned forests would be picked clean
because our present tax system (or the most part) takes all the value year after year and - unlike the Chadbournes - it puts no value back.
When attacking right-wingers, Blumenthal wouldn't usually stop until the bones were picked clean