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NOUN   a wastepaper basket | wastepaper baskets
SYNO circular file | waste-paper basket | waste basket | ...
wastepaper basket {noun}koš {m} na papír
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Translation for 'wastepaper basket' from English to Czech

wastepaper basket {noun}
koš {m} na papír
Usage Examples English
  • Each meeting comprises a talk by a guest speaker, a musical interlude, a shorter talk by a member which (because of its purposeful inconsequence) is nicknamed "‘The Wastepaper Basket’", followed by a second musical item and the close of the meeting.
  • ... – this was a decade before the Free Speech Movement there) that he ripped up his computer punch cards right on the Registration line in the Armory and tossed them into a wastepaper basket.
  • The boss throws the dead fly, along with the blotting paper that was underneath it for his cruel game, into the wastepaper basket.
  • In September 1894, the Statistical Section intercepted a handwritten note found in the wastepaper basket of the German ambassador in Paris, thanks to a household servant in the embassy.
  • The conspirators approached Bismarck, who doubted the report's veracity, calling it "rakings from the King's wastepaper-basket and cupboards".
  • The librarians fished the pieces out of the wastepaper basket and put it back together; it is currently held as a curiosity by the New York Public Library.
  • A four-cylinder cyclecar, it had a body woven from so-called "waterproof reeds"; Wise describes it as "looking like a mobile wastepaper basket".
  • A fire alarm was raised in the Centre Block on 3 February 1916, at 8:37 pm; something had been seen smouldering in a wastepaper basket in the Reading Room, but as that was not terribly unusual, a clerk was called to assist.
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Contains translations by TU Chemnitz and Mr Honey's Business Dictionary (German-English only).
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