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trash can

In the Mac, a simulated waste basket that is used to delete files and folders. The trash can keeps the files intact in case the user wants to restore them but can be "emptied" to save disk space. The Windows equivalent is the recycle bin.

Drag and Drop
The icon of a file or folder is dragged to the trash can and released. In the Mac, the trash can is also used to eject removable media by dragging disk icons onto it. See recycle bin.


Very Realistic
With Mac OS X, the icon turned into a pretty clear image of a trash can.
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On May 15, he put five iPads into a trash can, transferred them to a box and put the box in his car, said Cook County Assistant State's Attorney Molly Bruno.
All the buildings have huge trash cans situated outside the entrance.
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"There's a lot of humor to them," Egelund says, and past bins have included Terence Conran's Intestines, which pictures the body's digestive system, and fashion designer Nicole Farhi's trash can with a knitted covering.
Metro was concerned that its multitude of trash cans spread across about 80 rail stations offered criminals a place to stash homemade bombs.
Hines estimates that he passes out three to four trash cans per month, and although it is hard to track the foot traffic to his store he receives in return, he is confident the program is worth the time and expense.
Young said the township currently allows residents to place six 32-gallon trash cans and one bulk item out for pickup each week.
"For higher-end, better-designed models, consumers can expect to pay over $150 for a quality trash can," said a spokeswoman for Organize.com, where the top-selling cans include simplehuman's Butterfly Step Can and Semi-Round Step Can, both of which retail for more than $130.
"It gave us an idea of how difficult it is to re-invent the trash can," he added.