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empty

informal An empty container, especially a bottle of alcohol. OK, the last guest has left. Would you mind going around and collecting all the empties?
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empty

n. an empty beer or liquor bottle. Whose empties are these, and how many are there?
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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PPA said foreign shipping lines agreed to send "sweepers" to the Port of Manila to ship out empties to Subic Bay port following a July 7 meeting attended by representatives of the Bureau of Customs, Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), and Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA), port operators ICTSI and Asian Terminals, Inc, AISL and Confederation of Truckers Association of the Philippines (CTAP).
The system reportedly provides total dust containment and automatically tensions the bag spout, elongating the bag as it empties. Bag activators loosen compacted materials and promote emptying.
Conversely, as the bag empties, the bag elongates and the height increases.
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The key features are a dust-tight interface between the bulk bag and hopper (photo) and a provision to automatically elongate the bag as it empties to promote flow and complete evacuation.