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Computers A popular term for ‘nonsense’ produced by a printer—e.g., incorrect ASCII characters versus text, often due to loose cables to the printer or due to use of an incorrect printer driver
Drug slang Regional street term for inferior quality drugs
Vox populi American for solid (municipal) waste; rubbish
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First they took out the soil to make bricks, and then they filled it up again with garbage, which seemed to Jurgis and Ona a felicitous arrangement, characteristic of an enterprising country like America.
boots, beer bottles, tomato cans, intoxicated citizens, garbage,
All this he carried into the back yard and dumped in the garbage can.