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defile

Geography a narrow pass or gorge, esp one between two mountains
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Not content with killing Lily Smyth you defiled her body
Not that Mrs Walker's words will have drawn so much as a tear from the racist scum who defiled the spot where Anthony was chopped down.
The visitors were told not to touch the pots, even with their skirts, because then the owner would have to break the pots, as defiled and unfit for use.
But in a statement last night, the Guards said: 'Muslims have in noeraaccepted their sanctities being defiled.
If you've ever dreamed of seeing Opie's daughter stripped, defiled and degraded, here's your chance.
In the business of upholding religion, the ordinary can as easily get to become the defiled as it can become sacred.
Live it up' seems to be my motto for a while," Robbins writes in a journal, "while the other Jerry stands aghast while being raped, destroyed, defiled, and maligned.
What then, when marriage is defiled by our government and Bill C-250 is already in place?
Defiled Trades and Social Outcasts: Honor and Ritual Pollution in Early Modern Germany.
The tedious Solomon and Sheba (1959) features Yul Brynner (in a toupee) and Gina Lollobrigida and the classic line, "You and your Sheban slut have defiled the fair name of Israel
The very first chapter after the census and the description of responsibilities for the moving of the camp contains a brief injunction to remove from the camp anyone who is defiled (5:1-4) and then a lengthy description of the Sotah (5:5-31); the next chapter concerns the Nazir (6:22-27) and culminates in the injunction for the priests to bless the people with the three-fold priestly blessing (6:22-27).
From the Talmud, however, it is clear that this decree was limited to certain types of sacred texts: not all sacred texts defiled the hands.