American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Dung; excrement; feces.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Dung; excrement; fæces.
- n. obsolete Defect; imperfection; fault.
- n. solid excretory product evacuated from the bowels
- From Old French ordure, from ord ‘filthy’, from Latin horridus ’horrid’, + -ure. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old French, from ord, filthy, from Latin horridus, frightful, from horrēre, to shudder. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“As this mud consists chiefly of human ordure, which is regularly thrown into the canals every morning, there not being a necessary-house in the whole town, it poisons the air while it is drying, to a considerable extent.”
“In his own spirited protest he tells us of the 'ordure' that was thrown at him; and it is an old saying that if enough mud be thrown some will stick.”
“By consent, he passed the case on to a higher court, which declared that the play was not immoral; acquitted Mr Daly; and made an end of the attempt to use the law to declare living women to be "ordure," and thus enforce silence as to the far-reaching fact that you cannot cheapen women in the market for industrial purposes without cheapening them for other purposes as well.”
“Warren are "ordure," and should not be mentioned in the presence of decent people.”
“They hang them up by the heels, as we used to do with the drowned, and stuff their mouths with human ordure which is sure to produce emesis.”
“ordure' that was thrown at him; and it is an old saying that if enough mud be thrown some will stick.”
“The title, "Le père Noël est une ordure," translates to " Santa Stinks .”
“If anyone from Network Rail or the Misassociation of Train Operating Companies is reading this, I simply ask if it is beyond them to devise a clear, simple system of announcements, in plain English, restricted to essential information rather than the incessant outpouring of all this aural ordure.”
“PostLocal DC Metro isn't out of ordure #metroheadlineless than a minute ago via webira greenberg arigrebneerg”
“If you actually ordure torture, then you are actually guilty in the legal sense of the term.”
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Words of interest.
words that have to do with the sewers and the stuff that goes into them can be as gross as you like but stay on the topic of pipes poop and piles of sludge animals found in there are also welcome
Just some words I happen to enjoy. Some thread-worn, some not.
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Words and phrases from Jonathan Stroud's book, The Golem's Eye.
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