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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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If the aim is to further reduce the amount of manual labour required, the big bags can also be automatically fed into and removed from the emptying station.
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