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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Q I RECENTLY salvaged two items from a junk heap. I think the first is an old printer's chest.
While no tricycles appear in Eric Lane Barnes's stage adaptation, which premiered in 1998, Nancy Jane Nelson (in photo, right, with Keith Eric Davis as Mike) gives new heart to the antiquated steam shovel who must dig the town hall in one day or face the junk heap. "It's enormously theatrical," says director Shole Milos, "and it transcends time.
A Louisiana Web site could relegate that annoying scanner over on the police desk to the junk heap of outdated technology.
It was retired to the junk heap. Eason paid $490 for his second car, a '75 Firebird in better condition.
We live in a high tech world where items are reported as "what's new" at breakfast and thrown on the junk heap of "old news" by dinner.
But the colored drawings depict his messy studio, the junk heap where he finds stuff for his assemblages, and even a few small reproductions of his art.
Composers from across the country concur: to be a glaring anachronism, a little Kapellmeister lost, is no longer fashionable, lucrative, or even tolerable- "we are scavengers," laments Harvard composer Peter Alexander, "in the junk heap of industrial life."
PHOTO : Western Kentucky University student photographer Amy Deputy shot Melissa Maynard and her nephew, James Redmon, playing house in a junk heap behind their trailor in Jamestown, Kentucky.
Shuffling, pitter-patter percussion and strutty guitar licks accent his harrowing plight as he retreats from the human race and becomes one with the societal junk heap. Hoping that he will fade away into nothingness, Reznor, an emotional pile of rubble himself, warmly caresses his fate and whispers, "You will never, ever, ever, ever get to me in here."
I realize that a few arthouse sequels flopped so badly in the past that they've been relegated to the junk heap, but that shouldn't prevent yet another stab at sequels like "Blair Witch III" or "My Big Fat Greek Bar Mitzvah."
At one side of this pile of rubbish was a small opening; crouching and mystified, one entered a long tunnel lined with white faux fur, beginning a claustrophobic journey through the innards of the junk heap. Along the way were tiny, colored video screens showing dark, indecipherable images of lights and figures, embedded in the fur; one met the occasional fur-lined dead end before finding the right path through the labyrinth.
But she seemed to relish the despatch of her sniping wets to the political junk heap.
These are supposedly our best minds at work at places like NASA, yet it's as if they learned nothing while we turned Earth into a junk heap in one short century.
The three of us would patrol the Bangkal area in Evangelista Street, Makati, looking for treasures in the junk heap.