Foulness


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Foulness

a flat marshy island in SE England, in Essex north of the Thames estuary
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The little steamer was already flapping her way eastward of the big crescent of shipping, and the low Essex coast was growing blue and hazy, when a Martian appeared, small and faint in the remote distance, advancing along the muddy coast from the direction of Foulness. At that the captain on the bridge swore at the top of his voice with fear and anger at his own delay, and the paddles seemed infected with his terror.
They were all stalking seaward, as if to intercept the escape of the multitudinous vessels that were crowded between Foulness and the Naze.
It was true that the portrait still preserved, under all the foulness and ugliness of the face, its marked likeness to himself; but what could they learn from that?
There have been from the loins of this very one great men and good women, and their graves make sacred the earth where alone this foulness can dwell.
When you left your brother you were racked with no unrighteous rage, to the extent even that you snatched up a small hammer, half inclined to kill him with his foulness on his mouth.
"Is it to the Lord's house that you come to pour forth the foulness of your heart and the inspiration of the devil?
Think of the hypocrite with his greasy smile penning his leading article, and arranging the foulness of the public placard.
The wind freshened, and the Pyrenees, despite the foulness of her bottom, won half a dozen miles away from the westerly current.
Hypocrisy and foulness have to be overcome in individual and public lives.
Much has been said about the overdue rehab of the 'toilet bowl' that is Manila Bay that began last week, and the cleanup of the rivers and creeks that pour polluted, toxic water into that historic body of water, site of battles and source of romantic inspirations - notwithstanding the foulness of it - because of the awesome sheen it lends to the famous Manila sunset.
Miss Higgins, of Pontefract, West Yorkshire, told him in her statement: "I wanted to reach down inside my stomach and pull away the foulness that you planted inside me.
Stinking and smeared with filth, littered roads, overflowing drains, open sewers, non existent sewage system, disgustingly dirty, foulness, pollution, wrappers, discarded shopping bags, tins, bottles, concrete structures, illegally constructed high rise monstrosities, floating sea of debris, obscene shopping arcades stuffed with imported garbage, cloth market, landa bazaar, tikka shops, fast food outlets, flies, beggars paradise, noisy gangs of hooligans, jam-packed bazaar and unhygienic food.