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Dirtiness

See also Filth.
Daw, Margery
sold her bed and slept on dirt. [Nurs. Rhyme: Opie, 297]
Madison, Oscar
disheveled and sloppy sportswriter for New York Herald. [Am. Drama: The Odd Couple; TV: “The Odd Couple” in Terrace, II, 160]
Pig Pen
“a walking dust storm.” [Comics: “Peanuts” in Horn, 542–543]
hoopoe
filthy bird; lines nest with dung. [Medieval Animal Symbolism: White, 150]
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For example, Matsushita has introduced a "customizable" washing machine with optical sensors to determine the size and dirtiness of the load and microprocessors with fuzzy logic to select which of 600 cycles will best clean the clothes.
a regressus ultimately to be diffused, deflected, and distorted polyphonically into the anoptically "Telemachoid" resplendencies of Ulysses's dream of Joyce in a book (dated 1922) about order and flux in a city called Dublin, the dearness and dirtiness of which, having been "dreamt" in advance almost a millennium ago in a symmetrical inversion involving Northampton, Mass.
It was a culture composed primarily of jokes of varying degrees of dirtiness that made fun of Soviet rituals, leaders, and slogans.
When Melanie realises that Finn's dirtiness and hence her own, 'no longer matters' (149), she regains a sense of her body and desire, and wills Finn to kiss her.
Her discussion is detailed, beginning with a chapter discussing the origins of the the word taboo and creating a working definition after discussing categorization of individuals, dirtiness and bad language, and threats to traditional social institutions.
Current Warrington residents may be dismayed to discover that she wrote of their forefathers: "The dirtiness of the people here exceeds what I could have believed in any part of this kingdom.
It's easy to have a cold feel in some of the competitors' shops and they can have a dirtiness to them.
Privately, they're bemused by the game's dirtiness.
Louis-Rene Villerme, about Etaques street in Lille, reported: "I have seen lying together fellows of both sexes and of very different ages, most of them without a shirt and of a repulsive dirtiness.
We're just trying to play hard, but there are some plays out there that reflect some dirtiness and aren't acceptable.
The campaign group commissioned research which found that in London concerns over the dirtiness of an area corresponded with fears over safety when going out.
Joe: A smooth, handsome young guy who most defiantly cannot be missed due to his deep 'n' dirtiness on that base guitar.