Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of stall-feeding with green food.
  • noun Green food stall-fed to cattle.

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  • verb Present participle of soil.
  • noun An act of making dirty.

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  • noun the act of soiling something

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Examples

  • Even though the so-called soiling was infinitesimal, I could not recover from the shock of it, the feeling that what was happening to my body was a perversion.

    a better woman

  • Even though the so-called soiling was infinitesimal, I could not recover from the shock of it, the feeling that what was happening to my body was a perversion.

    a better woman

  • Even though the so-called soiling was infinitesimal, I could not recover from the shock of it, the feeling that what was happening to my body was a perversion.

    a better woman

  • The "soiling" paint consists of very thin glue, called size, mixed with lampblack; on an emergency a raw potato may be cut in half, and the work to be soiled may be rubbed over with the cut surface of the potato.

    On Laboratory Arts

  • To his credit, however, it may be said, that, in the same book, he urged the system of "soiling" cattle, -- a system which even now needs its earnest expounders, and which would give full warrant for their loudest exhortation.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 83, September, 1864

  • He could preach three times a day without "soiling" his collar.

    Unwritten History

  • "soiling" with fireclay or using an oxidising flame; but the erratic behaviour of spelter in this respect is the greatest drawback to its use in apparatus construction.

    On Laboratory Arts

  • When the unwashed get wind of this, they'll start making a lot of noise again at their tea parties (protest rallies) and screaming at the town halls (thanks for soiling that American tradition.)

    CNN Poll of Polls: Obama approval holding steady

  • We now know the Bush II Administration were fairly soiling themselves with fear.

    Think Progress » Powell Dismisses Cheney’s Claim That Obama Made U.S. Less Safe: ‘I Don’t Think That’s Borne Out By The Facts’

  • The criticism is so ridiculous short of saying “President Obama should be personally strip searching anyone boarding a plane” and even the lardest, imbOcile trolls hiding behind a broom are soiling themselves because the muslins are coming to get them.

    Think Progress » GOP Sen. Dick Lugar rebukes Cheney criticism of Obama as ‘unfair.’

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