n. act of wrecking, or state of being wrecked; debris of something wrecked
Perhaps they had time to clear the road of the accident and all the wreckage is gone.
Sentence in Classic:
All life would be choked off, noiselessly: birds, men, elephants, pigs, children: noiselessly floating corpses amid the litter of the wreckage of the world.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce Context
We had sprung to our feet, and for a few moments we stared in silent amazement at this ponderous piece of wreckage, which told of some sudden and fatal storm far out on the ocean of life.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
The old lawyer was battling valiantly to save the house and the one piece of downtown property where the warehouse had been, so Wade and Scarlett would have something left from the wreckage.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context
I saw your vessel, and fearful of being left to perish on the desolate island, I swam off on a piece of wreckage to try and intercept your course.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas Context
There was the inevitable tendency of war to underestimate the prejudices of the master and the ignorance of the slave, and all seemed clear sailing out of the wreckage of the storm.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois Context