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had attracted the unwanted detritus of passers-by.

English translation: people walking by had thrown their rubbish into the garden.

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17:57 Aug 7, 2006
English to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Other
English term or phrase: had attracted the unwanted detritus of passers-by.
There was a melancholy drabness to the building and the small garden at the front was unkempt and had attracted the unwanted detritus of passers-by.

"attracted the unwanted detritus of passers-by." what does this mean?
Buttercup
English translation:people walking by had thrown their rubbish into the garden.
Explanation:
Good job I wasn't behind them. I'd have ticked them off!

HTH
Sara
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Sara Noss
United Kingdom
Local time: 17:48
Grading comment
thank you very much indeed
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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3 +10people walking by had thrown their rubbish into the garden.Sara Noss


  

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3 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +10
people walking by had thrown their rubbish into the garden.


Explanation:
Good job I wasn't behind them. I'd have ticked them off!

HTH
Sara

Sara Noss
United Kingdom
Local time: 17:48
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 8
Grading comment
thank you very much indeed

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Mark Nathan: tin cans, cigarette ends, empty cigarette packs, old newspapers/magazines, unfinished sandwiches
5 mins
  -> old prams...Thank you, Mark.

agree  Dave Calderhead: Mc.....'s packaging, etc.
7 mins
  -> Thank you

agree  Jack Doughty
11 mins
  -> Gracias

agree  vanesa medina
16 mins
  -> Cheers

agree  Alexander Demyanov
19 mins
  -> Thanks

agree  Michael Barnett
1 hr
  -> Thank you

agree  Libero_Lang_Lab
4 hrs
  -> Thankee

agree  Sophia Finos
6 hrs
  -> Thanks

agree  Can Altinbay
7 hrs
  -> Thank you

agree  xxxAlfa Trans
9 hrs
  -> Thanks
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