American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Waste matter; dross.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Superfluous matter separated from that which is useful; dross; scoria; spume.
- n. In medicine, a fluid which, after having been separated from the blood, is returned to it, as the saliva, the secretion of serous membranes, etc.
GNU Webster's 1913
- Latin recrēmentum : re-, re- + cernere, crē-, to separate; see krei- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Another: - Sprinkle (on the sore?) lead finely triturated with the recrement of copper; and sprinkle on it, also, the shavings of lotus, and the scales of copper, and alum, and chalcitis, with copper, both alone, and with the shavings of lotus.”
“The animal, in that case, would arm itself with its own refuse in the same way as it sometimes builds itself a home with its intestinal recrement.”
“Dictionary compilers at Collins have decided that the word list for the forthcoming edition of its largest volume is embrangled with words so obscure that they are linguistic recrement.”
“Farewell embranglement, recrement, fusby and numerous others.”
“Apparently, one man's linguistic recrement (waste, refuse) is another man's treasure.”
“: bright, glistening olid: foul-smelling oppugnant: combative, antagonistic, or contrary recrement: waste matter, refuse, dross reborant”
“Ye scum -- ye recrement -- why do ye run? "said the knight, puffing with great vigour.”
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Of low worth or little importance.
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Soiled, dirty, ruined, spoiled, rotten and the like.
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