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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]
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Modern comics are corrupting minds - or at least feeding them further filth.
Los juegos verticales en Filth son menos numerosos que los horizontales y mas dificiles de traducir porque no se puede aplicar una traduccion literal, pero Gandolfo admite que los resultados de las estrategias seguidas por el traductor son favorables porque intenta conservar la equivalencia funcional entre el texto origen y el texto meta.
Altmanesque would be stretching the compliment too far, but Filth and Wisdom shows Madonna has real potential as a film director.
The question here that Holbein and Aydemir via The Filth enigmatically pose concerns the flaws or inherent flaccidity of all maintained, upright power, suggesting even that the rod of Satan is ultimately shot through with holes.
All of a sudden we're nominated for a Grammy with the likes of Motorhead," said Cradle of Filth guitarist Paul Allender, who noted that his first reaction to the news was to laugh it off as a joke.
The first section, "Fundamentals of Filth," begins with an essay by Christopher Hamlin, who contextualizes the nineteenth-century understanding of filth and sheds new light on the Victorian debate over cremation or burial by looking at historical examples for the treatment, management, and disposal of corpses (bodies that, when stripped of their souls, become filthy).
A work of impeccable scholarship, The Great Stink of Paris and The 19th Century Struggle Against Filth and Germs is highly recommended and informative reading for students and non-specialist general readers with an interest in the history of modern medicine, as well as 19th century French history.
One can only wonder why our children are prevented from playing hopscotch and yet subjected to such filth on TV.
Jane Gordam's novel Old Filth is the remarkable tale of Sir Edward "Filth" Feathers and a wonderfully entertaining account of his life and times as a part of England's sometimes eccentric legal system.
It cleanses this history from all the filth they tried to attribute to their prophets.
There they can happily and untraceably file the filth on the great and good straight to The Gutter.
You never roll in filth, you don't consort With wild dogs who go howling in the night.