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a container with an open top

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Indeed, so comprehensive was Bayern's victory that many commentators believe it portends an end of an era for the Blaugrana, whose recent glories have been summarily and unjustly consigned to the wastepaper bin of history by some unforgiving critics.
Our suggestion is that the sweepstake organiser cuts out all the tickets below and puts them into a hat, wastepaper bin, or anything else that comes to hand.
Below that looks like a fine layer of drywall dust from the renovations in '97, and below that, some ash from the great wastepaper bin fire of '86." If you pull it off the shelf and immediately launch into a sneezing fit, it might be time to rotate the stock.
Wastepaper bin pounds 40, linen bin pounds 130, small hat box pounds 55.
Retrieved from a wastepaper bin in the artist's studio by a friend who recognised its merit, this dazzling and assured work depicts a row of birds at their feeding perches.
A draft of their advice was apparently deposited into a wastepaper bin but somehow found its way into the hands of Rachel Baird, a reporter for Express Newspapers.
The royal reportedly "has his valets squeeze one inch of toothpaste onto his toothbrush every morning." There was also a time when Prince Charles called him to pick a letter from the Queen that fell into his wastepaper bin.
Two fire engines were called out to deal with the blaze which spread to a nearby wastepaper bin. The emergency services were called out at 8.36am to the house located on Llaneilian Road.
It all sounds like a terrible, misguided mess, doomed to the wastepaper bin of failed Branson projects, alongside his bids to run the National Lottery and ITV.
A taxi was called, a hospital visited, a wastepaper bin was taken off the coach driver's head, no-one found out and 0-0 was had and we all got home safely and not a word was written by the press.
Once, the wastepaper bin was set on fire, while everyone was singing Skippy, the Bush Kangaroo.
The first important rule for wannabe elite shoppers is to consign all unsolicited brochures to the wastepaper bin. Although you may think it handy, when looking to do a bit of armchair shopping, to reach for the bumf that's been lying around since late August, this will inevitably end in, at best, a time-wasting activity.
When the wastepaper bin and magazine rack are on display alongside carefully chosen furniture it makes sense to ensure it compliments the room.
After all, what can be more environmentally friendly than creating a wastepaper bin out of the waste paper you were planning to bin?
Burrell recalled an incident when Prince Charles called him from his library asking him to pick a letter from the Queen that fell into the royal's wastepaper bin.