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 for debris
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  D'ebris \D['e]`bris"\, n. [F., fr. pref. d['e]- (L. dis) +
     briser to break, shatter; perh. of Celtic origin.]
     1. (Geol.) Broken and detached fragments, taken collectively;
        especially, fragments detached from a rock or mountain,
        and piled up at the base.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. Rubbish, especially such as results from the destruction
        of anything; remains; ruins.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the remains of something that has been destroyed or broken
           up [syn: debris, dust, junk, rubble, detritus]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  81 Moby Thesaurus words for "debris":
     afterglow, afterimage, alluvion, alluvium, balance, breccia, butt,
     butt end, candle ends, chaff, clamjamfry, deposit, detritus,
     diluvium, dregs, drift, dross, dust, end, fag end, filings, fossil,
     garbage, grain, granule, granulet, gravel, grit, holdover, husks,
     junk, leavings, leftovers, litter, loess, lumber, moraine,
     odds and ends, offal, offscourings, orts, parings, raff, rags,
     refuse, relics, remainder, remains, remnant, residue, residuum,
     rest, riffraff, roach, rubbish, rubble, ruins, rump, sand, sawdust,
     scourings, scrap, scraps, scree, sediment, shadow, shavings,
     shingle, shoddy, silt, sinter, straw, stubble, stump, survival,
     sweepings, trace, trash, truck, vestige, waste

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