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foul

1. Nautical (of the bottom of a vessel) covered with barnacles and other growth that slow forward motion
2. Sport
a. a violation of the rules
b. (as modifier): a foul shot
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The foulest crime the fiends ever prompted feels lighter after confession; and I implore you to confess.
A man whom he had loaded with benefits and regarded with affection had subjected him to the foulest indignity.
'--That exemplary brother and sister--lived and died in the foulest and filthiest degradation.'
I assert most unhesi- tatingly, that the religion of the south is a mere covering for the most horrid crimes,--a justifier of the most appalling barbarity,--a sanctifier of the most hateful frauds,--and a dark shelter under, which the darkest, foulest, grossest, and most infer- nal deeds of slaveholders find the strongest protec- tion.
He mouths-and does so in the foulest language-false accusations, threats, and outright lies.
'The foulest damage to our political life comes not
Skunk Cabbage has one of the foulest odours associated with any plant, and yet is so effective as a pollinator, botanists claim to have witnessed amphibians climbing into the spathe.
There's nothing intrinsically offensive about even the foulest of foul language, and the concepts behind the "worst" words change over time - currently it's our waste products, and our reproductive systems, but past societies had more of a taboo over religious imagery.
He said it was disgraceful that the President would use the "foulest of language" after the government accused a UN rapporteur of alleged connections with communist terrorists.
Mr McDonnell told BBC1's Andrew Marr Show that reinstating her after making the "foulest racist joke" was "unacceptable".
Zeid said that it was "disgraceful" that a leader of a country could speak using the "foulest of language" on highly-respected UN officials such as rapporteurs.
"You could see people at ICM in Los Angeles - malevolent forces in Armani suits - barking the foulest and most terrifying of obscenities down the phone at people.