waste-paper basket

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Synonyms for waste-paper basket

a container with an open top

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As Miss Barlow rattled away cheerfully, he crumpled up the copy and tossed it into the waste-paper basket; but not before he had, automatically and by force of habit, altered the word "God" to the word "circumstances."
Mr Ferguson kicked the waste-paper basket savagely.
"In the waste-paper basket. You recognise the handwriting?"
I emptied two wicker waste-paper baskets and very carefully allowed the bird to come out into one basket, I then put the other one on top and carried the makeshift cage to the rear of the office as far as possible from the door One of my colleagues rang the store manager and asked that he hurry before it escaped again as it was demolishing the cage by biting it