American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Chiefly British Variant of feces.
- n. UK Solid or semi-solid waste material from the digestive process of an animal, discharged through the bowels; excrement.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Excrement; ordure; also, settlings; sediment after infusion or distillation.
- n. solid excretory product evacuated from the bowels
- See feces (Wiktionary)
“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.”
“We want to transform 90 percent of biowaste, such as faeces or manure, to electricity and heat.”
“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.”
“Sahnoun Daifallah, 42, of Bibury Road, Gloucester, denies squirting a mixture of urine and faeces at four businesses last May.”
“Julia Kristeva exemplifies it in psychological terms with our reactions to bodily fluids and matter that has been separated or excreted — blood, faeces, etc..”
“Another time, he had collected a woman's faeces and dumped them on her kitchen table.”
“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.”
“Jaundiced patches of urine and dog faeces decorate the ice, tampering with its aesthetic of purity.”
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