Usage examples for debris

  1. As the house crumbled we could distinguish nothing but a tempest, a swirling of waves beneath the debris of the roof. – The Flood by Emile Zola
  2. As Claire sat there awaiting the train, gazing vaguely at the station- master's melancholy little garden, and the debris of climbing plants running along the fences by the track, she felt a moist, warm breath on her glove. – Fromont and Risler, Complete by Alphonse Daudet Last Updated: March 3, 2009
  3. I observed also great numbers of pikes and pikeheads amongst the debris. – Three Months in the Southern States, April-June 1863 by Arthur J. L. (Lieut.-Col.) Fremantle
  4. John, therefore, made his way to a knot of people who appeared to be tearing up the debris at a particular spot. – The Iron Horse by R.M. Ballantyne
  5. In moments the second galleon was also an abandoned inferno, her crew long since afloat in the safety of the sea, clinging to debris and making for shore. – The Moghul by Thomas Hoover
  6. He hated to be seen cleaning up the debris; men who stopped in passing kept telling what a fine fellow young Bates was, what good timber he was sending in. – A Daughter of the Land by Gene Stratton-Porter
  7. They assert that a great earthquake broke down this tunnel, the site of which they still point out, and that the debris formed the present obstructions at the Cascades. – Northern California, Oregon, and the Sandwich Islands by Charles Nordhoff
  8. At first he had waited to see her give him something to eat from the debris of the meal which was being prepared for the soldiers. – Patsy by S. R. Crockett
  9. Morrow got the V. C. for most conspicuous bravery near Messines, on April 12th, 1915, when he rescued and carried successfully to places of comparative safety several men who had been buried under the debris of trenches wrecked by shell fire. – The Irish at the Front by Michael MacDonagh
  10. As fast as a bomb shattered the road out there behind the mist, or made debris of a truck, the engineers hurried up, cleared the way, removed the debris and the ceaseless procession in the ghostly moonlight moved on. – The Martial Adventures of Henry and Me by William Allen White
  11. Breathing piles of debris barred every passage. – She Buildeth Her House by Will Comfort
  12. Even in the basement he was a fire hazard with his smoking and piles of sticks and other inflammables next to his bed, but all of this debris was his " precious." – How and When to Be Your Own Doctor by Dr. Isabelle A. Moser with Steve Solomon
  13. The debris is not worth the effort, very good! – The George Sand-Gustave Flaubert Letters by George Sand, Gustave Flaubert Translated by A.L. McKensie
  14. She puts the tray down on the sideboard with a clap that attracts her father's attention, and stands contemplating the debris on the table. – Windows (Fifth Series Plays) by John Galsworthy Last Updated: February 10, 2009
  15. Swinging to the lariat that was now tied to a short plank, he lowered himself into the midst of the debris with which that part of his floor was strewn. – Lahoma by John Breckinridge Ellis
  16. I should have blown the house up to- day and got in amidst the flying debris. – East Lynne by Mrs. Henry Wood
  17. Then the broken debris plunged with awful speed and vanished through the red- glowing mist. – The Air Trust by George Allan England
  18. And, afterwards, the debris of his wreck would be swept aside to clear the road for others! – Together by Robert Herrick (1868-1938)