|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
(n. pl.) Things collected by sweeping; rubbish; as, the sweepings of a street.
Sweepings (2 Occurrences)
Isaiah 33:12 And peoples have been 'as' burnings of lime, Thorns, as sweepings, with fire they burn. (YLT)
Amos 8:6 that we may buy the poor for silver, and the needy for a pair of shoes, and sell the sweepings with the wheat?'" (WEB NIV)