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Filth

See also Dirtiness.
Augean stables
held 3,000 oxen, uncleaned for 30 years; Hercules’ fifth labor: washes out dung by diverting a river. [Gk. and Rom. Myth.: Hall, 149]
Jungle, The
portrays the lack of hygiene among Chicago meat-packing plants (1906). [Am. Lit.: The Jungle, Payton, 356]
Lake Erie
Great Lake; once so polluted, referred to as Lake Eerie. [Am. Hist.: NCE, 887]