from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or used in excretion: excretory organs.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of, or relating to excretion.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having the quality of excreting, or throwing off excrementitious matter.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to excretion.
- Conducting off; serving for excretion: as, excretory ducts.
- n. An excretory organ.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of or relating to the process of excretion
Sorry, no etymologies found.
No word yet on whether or not the film will be 3D but considering the kind of excretory action it is sure to provide I would be surprised if Parkes/MacDonald do not jump on board the 3D craze.
Apparently this one scene left me with prose PTSD, and it certainly makes up, single-handedly, for any lack of excretory function in fantasy literature as a whole.
Sadomasochism, excretory sex-play, body-piercing and wife-pandering can easily veer off into something nasty.
Reading it now, in a time period where anything and everything sexual and excretory are fodder for network sitcoms, her concerns seem quite quaint.
One is the reproductive apparatus, then the other is the excretory apparatus, to be very blunt, then you keep those until you die.
"The English language is rife with creative ways of depicting sexual or excretory organs or activities," she wrote.
The judges said the FCC hasn't given clear guidelines on its two main tests for indecency: whether material describes or depicts sexual or excretory organs or activities, and whether a broadcast is "patently offensive as measured by contemporary community standards."
"The English language is rife with creative ways of depicting sexual or excretory organs or activities," the judges wrote, "and even if the FCC were able to provide a complete list of all such expressions, new offensive and indecent words are invented every day."
Somehow that axe guy and that jerkoff on the cover of Poets & Writers (who should be drugged and given to Mark Cavendish next time he wants to throw something) and Karim Rasheed (whose real name I'm guessing is probably something like Rupert Whitehead III) all seem like people who keep a very detailed journals about their excretory processes for careful study later.
Stevens upheld the government's ability to regulate indecent speech, which Stevens defined as any description of "sexual or excretory activities or organs" that are offensive "as measured by contemporary community standards."
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