Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n.pl. Chiefly British Variant of feces.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Solid or semi-solid waste material from the digestive process of an animal, discharged through the bowels; excrement.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n.pl. Excrement; ordure; also, settlings; sediment after infusion or distillation.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. solid excretory product evacuated from the bowels

Etymologies

See feces (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Roberts has clearly carefully read Gulliver's Travels and in this sequel he uses some of the same diction and language of Jonathan Swift, whilst simultaneously pursuing some of the same themes and ideas there is a lenghthy digression related to faeces, which is highly reminiscent of Swift's own use of dubious imagery in the original.

    Swiftly by Adam Roberts

  • Presence of small amounts of human and animal faeces, which is one of the important indicator for bacteriological contamination was found in many of the samples.

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  • We want to transform 90 percent of biowaste, such as faeces or manure, to electricity and heat.

    WN.com - Photown News

  • "When you start going extinct, there will be fewer and fewer feet on the ground, and thus less and less source material for ancient DNA such as faeces, shed dermal tissues, and decaying bodies."

    Horsetalk.co.nz Headlines

  • * - Interestingly, when I was three was also when I learned the word 'faeces'.

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  • Sahnoun Daifallah, 42, of Bibury Road, Gloucester, denies squirting a mixture of urine and faeces at four businesses last May.

    Is there a motive here that the BBC are trying not to ascribe?

  • Julia Kristeva exemplifies it in psychological terms with our reactions to bodily fluids and matter that has been separated or excreted — blood, faeces, etc..

    What is Literary Fiction?

  • Another time, he had collected a woman's faeces and dumped them on her kitchen table.

    Time to acknowledge the dirty truth behind community-led sanitation

  • Supreme court justice Lady Hale, a member of the panel of five judges who made the ruling, told of her fears that older people "might be left lying in faeces" because local authorities would be entitled to withdraw help.

    Judge fears for elderly after former ballerina denied night care

  • Jaundiced patches of urine and dog faeces decorate the ice, tampering with its aesthetic of purity.

    World's race for economic growth threatens Greenland's pure white wilderness

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