orphan site

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n orphan site a toxic waste area where the polluter could not be identified or the polluter refused to take action or pay for the cleanup
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Usage

In literature:

The orphans' home was erected on a site where there had been a beer and dancing garden.
"The Story of Our Hymns" by Ernest Edwin Ryden
The following night, shortly after six-thirty, Penny and Mr. Parker presented themselves at the Orphans' Camp site.
"The Clock Strikes Thirteen" by Mildred A. Wirt
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