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defile

Geography a narrow pass or gorge, esp one between two mountains
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16) There are even occasions where defiling of the hands is discussed unrelated to any text at all (such as whether remains from sacrifices defile the hands).
Essentially, those modern commentators who cite the Talmudic dispute as to defiling the hands to "prove" the late dating of the closing of the canon do so because it seems easy to argue that this dispute must be about membership in the canon, since nothing else, in their opinion, unites these three works with regard to the status of defiling the hands.
On January 19, an application was filed with the DPO seeking an FIR against him for allegedly defiling the Bible.
AGE 44 JAILED 25 years for murdering and defiling corpse
The man also admitted defiling a minor but the more serious charge of violent indecent assault was dropped after tests showed the teenager had not been raped.
The coach admitted to the charge of defiling a minor.
As for the inexplicable interest in defiling grain-based products (beer and the title dessert in ``American Pie,'' French toast in ``Road Trip,'' all probably antedated by the whipped cream-covered nude photos in the transitional, 1984 ``Revenge of the Nerds'') .
Still, if she's going to live here, defiling the London stage and shooting our pheasants as part of her baffling masterplan to become a second Penelope Keith, isn't it curious that she doesn't want to sound the part as well?
Even people on his payroll say what he did was reprehensible and defiling to the presidency.
Messing with my wife's vegetable garden is tantamount to defiling a church or synagogue.