Garbage Patch
 n.— «They were trapped in the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre, a gigantic swirl of rotating water thousands of miles across, which is also known as the Garbage Patch.…Our oceans have become vast rubbish dumps and the Garbage Patch is the most polluted area of all. One researcher who sailed through it in 1998 described the area as a giant toilet, forever swirling but unable to flush. He later wrote: “I was confronted, as far as the eye could see, with the sight of plastic.”» —“Drake’s other armada” by David Thomas Daily Mail (United Kingdom) July 24, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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