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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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' The negatives, however, were the 'overly visible poverty, traffic, dirtiness, tight security in malls and the expensive airfare.'
Another resident, Viviana Casique, said her water service was somewhat back in working order Monday, but it must run a long time to eliminate any dirtiness. She continues to exercise caution on behalf of her three young children and welcomed the donation of water.
ISLAMABAD -- Lake View Park, the capital's most popular picnic spot, is welcoming the visitors coming from twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad with heaps of garbage everywhere and giving a gloomy picture of dirtiness due to negligence of the concerned authorities.
There are two types of dirty water - black and grey - and the gabion will help to filter the black water and turn it into grey water in order to reduce the dirtiness when it flows into the natural sources,' he said.
On her way to the school she works at as an art teacher, ugliness, ash, grey colours and dirtiness are all what Maha Zein sees daily.
The hyper ethnocentric nationalist constructions of cleanliness and dirtiness, of purity and impurity have certainly drawn on the callous colonial patterns of the Rhodesian regime which used segregation to separate the "clean" whiteness from the rogue and not so clean blackness.
"The little town of Ma-po, the river port of Seoul, looks picturesque from the opposite side of the Han River; but the effect is destroyed once one gets into its narrow streets, with all the dirtiness and none of the quaintness of a Chinese town ?
The stigma is slowing fading and the word is shedding its supposed dirtiness, overcoming its shame.
However, according to reports, reviewers have slammed the hotel for it's "dirtiness" and "chemical" swimming pool.
The proposed technique employing this instrumentation enables full radio-frequency (RF) characterization of the radome in real time, by evaluating the level of reflections generated from the radome under different conditions (dirtiness, wetness, ice formation, snow, and varying temperature).
Part Three, inspired by Basile's "Sleeping Beauty" ("Sun, Moon, and Talia"), is focused on the postmodern fairy tales of American novelists like Robert Coover and Stanley Elkin who reclaim the "orality"--rather, the "original dirtiness" or "vulgarity" (255) --of earlier forms of storytelling and also use the same "brutally realistic, un-fairy-tale settings" (9) adopted by Basile.