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Word: filth

Definition: dirty matter; ADJ. filthy


Sentences Containing 'filth'

A little bread or a few potatoes would have done as well, with less trouble and filth.
``May I be hanged,''said Danglars, glancing at the bandit's dinner through the crevices of the door,``may I be hanged if I can understand how people can eat such filth!''
If it is very low indeed, he will be likely to manage his dairy in a very slovenly and dirty manner, and will scarce, perhaps, think it worth while to have a particular room or building on purpose for it, but will suffer the business to be carried on amidst the smoke, filth, and nastiness of his own kitchen, as was the case of almost all the farmers' dairies in Scotland thirty or forty years ago, and as is the case of many of them still.
For such fancies and imaginations, help much to purge away the dross and filth of this our earthly life,' &c.
Oil, sweat, filth; or the sordes of the body: an excrementitious viscosity, the excrements of oil and other ointments used about the body, and mixed with the sordes of the body: all base and loathsome.
The projector of this cell was the most ancient student of the academy; his face and beard were of a pale yellow; his hands and clothes daubed over with filth.
Several of this cursed brood, getting hold of the branches behind, leaped up into the tree, whence they began to discharge their excrements on my head; however, I escaped pretty well by sticking close to the stem of the tree, but was almost stifled with the filth, which fell about me on every side.

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