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dirty

1. (of a colour) not clear and bright; impure
2. (of an aircraft) having projections into the airstream, such as lowered flaps

dirty

An aircraft configuration in flight with the undercarriage and/or flaps down. Airbrakes or spoilers may or may not be extended.
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That's where she spent her time over the washtub scrubbing people's dirty clothes.
While I looked about me here, an exceedingly dirty and partially drunk minister of justice asked me if I would like to step in and hear a trial or so: informing me that he could give me a front place for half-a-crown, whence I should command a full view of the Lord Chief Justice in his wig and robes - mentioning that awful personage like waxwork, and presently offering him at the reduced price of eighteenpence.
The moonbeams twinkled on the carving knife and the pie dish, and made a path of brightness across the dirty floor.
The father--he is called Gorshkov--is a little grey-headed tchinovnik who, seven years ago, was dismissed from public service, and now walks about in a coat so dirty and ragged that it hurts one to see it.
Presently Dominic, hailing an idle boatman, directed him to go and fish his nephew out; and by-and-by Cesar appeared walking on board from the quay, shivering, streaming with filthy water, with bits of rotten straws in his hair and a piece of dirty orange-peel stranded on his shoulder.
and said it was so dark that they could hardly find their way, and such dirty walking they could not get on at all: he told them that he and his friend, the pin, had been at a public-house a few miles off, and had sat drinking till they had forgotten how late it was; he begged therefore that the travellers would be so kind as to give them a lift in their carriage.
But in the city where the painted stucco blisters under the smoky sun, and the sooty rain brings slush and mud, and the snow lies piled in dirty heaps, and the chill blasts whistle down dingy streets and shriek round flaring gas lit corners, no face of Nature charms us.
Perhaps it may, but then, my dear, it will be so dirty.
It was dirty and untidy, and it was filled with a pungent odour made up of many different stinks.
He longed to get into that water, however dirty it might be, and he glanced round at the pool from whence came sounds of shrieks and laughter.
One day, a dirty stranger touched me on the shoulder, and showed me a dirty slip of paper which I at first presumed to be his card.
Troy (taking Robert Moody with him as a valuable witness) rang the bell at the mean and dirty lodging-house in which Old Sharon received the clients who stood in need of his advice.