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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Rubbish  \Rub"bish\,  n.  [OE.  robows  robeux,  rubble,  originally 
  an  Old  French  plural  from  an  assumed  dim.  of  robe,  probably 
  in  the  sense  of  trash;  cf  It  robaccia  trash,  roba  stuff, 
  goods,  wares,  robe.  Thus  etymologically  rubbish  is  the  pl 
  of  rubble.  See  {Robe},  and  cf  {Rubble}.] 
  Waste  or  rejected  matter;  anything  worthless;  valueless 
  stuff;  trash;  especially,  fragments  of  building  materials  or 
  fallen  buildings;  ruins;  d['e]bris. 
 
  What  rubbish  and  what  offal!  --Shak. 
 
  he  saw  the  town's  one  half  in  rubbish  lie.  --Dryden. 
 
  {Rubbish  pulley}.  See  {Gin  block},  under  {Gin}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Rubbish  \Rub"bish\,  a. 
  Of  or  pertaining  to  rubbish;  of  the  quality  of  rubbish; 
  trashy.  --De  Quincey. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  rubbish 
  n  1:  worthless  material  that  is  discarded  [syn:  {trash}] 
  2:  nonsensical  talk  or  writing  [syn:  {folderol},  {tripe},  {trumpery}, 
  {trash},  {wish-wash},  {applesauce}] 
  v  :  attack  strongly 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  RUBBISH,  n.  Worthless  matter,  such  as  the  religions,  philosophies, 
  literatures,  arts  and  sciences  of  the  tribes  infesting  the  regions 
  lying  due  south  from  Boreaplas 
 
 




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