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defile

Geography a narrow pass or gorge, esp one between two mountains
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At the start of "The Desolation of Smaug," Bilbo, Gandalf, and Thorin's company of Dwarves are still on the run from Azog the Defiler, who seeks revenge upon Thorin Oakenshield.
Pourquoi pas, un trottoir servant mieux qu'une boutique pour faire defiler les robes de soiree et de mariees !
Khalid Bekkaoui's "White Women and Moorish Fancy in Eighteenth-Century Literature" traces the emergence of the trope of the Arab defiler of Christian virginity, which he sees as a reflection of "the imperial anxieties" (166) of Europe in that era.
It is all about the Temple Mount and that defiler and polluter of the most sacred and holy ground in all of Judaism, Al Aqsa mosque and the Dome of the Rock.
Sous mes doigts et mon rotring n'arretent pas de defiler des images, ca me decoiffe, c'est geniaaaaaalllllll....
"Functional fitness?" I'll tell the greased bodybuilders I know, who are also firefighters, paramedics, cops, registered nurses, soldiers, moms, dads and trainers, that their contributions are not as important as some self-promoting, unsafe defiler of the wilderness.
One of the paradoxes of the twelfth century, as it seems to modern eyes, is that it laid the foundations not only of European humanism, but of European anti-Semitism - it learned to portray men as made in the image of Christ, and the Jew as his crucifier, the blasphemous and depraved defiler of holy images and murderer of Christian children.