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debris

, d?bris
a collection of loose material derived from rocks, or an accumulation of animal or vegetable matter
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debris

[də′brē]
(geology)
Large fragments arising from disintegration of rocks and strata.
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Large areas of the impoverished country are littered with debris of war, including unexploded explosives such as artillery as well as landmines.
The ground was littered with the dead and dying and with the sundry debris of war; everywhere were broken guns and caissons, abandoned wagons, ambulances, ammunition, baggage, and fallen or riderless mounts.
In the pair of poems "Jundee Ameriki" and "American Internal," the speaker has the debris of war removed from his body at the VA hospital in the former, while he unearths the bodies of executed Iraqis in the latter.
Tripoli's streets are littered with rotting corpses and the debris of war after heavy fighting by rebels to end Qaddafi's 42-year rule, though the deposed leader remains at large.
"There were Soviets in Afghanistan when I was going to school and I had to cut short my education and pursue it later on and I count myself rather lucky and probably with some hard work I managed to go through the debris of war and plough my way out.