n. ice chips and snow that accumulate on an ice-curling rink and have to be shoveled off between innings. Traditionally they are removed by the team lying two.
Hey now, eh! Hurry hard and get them sweepings off the hack ice! That tankard ain't going to draw itself to the button!
The official term used to label anything that is swept into a pile of trash with the use of a broom.
The size of individual pieces inside the pile as a whole does not matter unless that piece is removed from the pile. In this case that piece of sweeping is no longer regarded as a sweeping but simply as trash or whatever wierd use a person could have for something that has been in a pile of sweepings.
I had the biggest pile of sweepings I'd seen in a long time swept together when I was cleaning my kitchen last night. Then my dog came in and picked out a large piece which then appeared to be half of a trashy Home Gardening Magazine. What he did with it I'll never know.