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Synonyms for begrimed

thickly covered with ingrained dirt or soot

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It was strange, too, to observe how the earth, out of which they had so lately grown, was incrusted, here and there, on their bright breastplates, and even, begrimed their faces; just as you may have seen it clinging to beets and carrots, when pulled out of their native soil.
As a whirlpool of boiling waters has a centre point, so, all this raging circled round Defarge's wine-shop, and every human drop in the caldron had a tendency to be sucked towards the vortex where Defarge himself, already begrimed with gunpowder and sweat, issued orders, issued arms, thrust this man back, dragged this man forward, disarmed one to arm another, laboured and strove in the thickest of the uproar.
It was taken in 1950, when there was still a grim and begrimed aspect to many buildings in the town.
When Othello says, falsely believing in Desdemona's unfaithfulness, "My name, that was as fresh / As Dian's visage, is now begrimed and black / As mine own face" (3.
A room in the exhibition is filled with his drawings and paintings of the hand-loom weavers of Nuenen in action, managing 'that black monster of begrimed oak' with mesmeric skill.
The blood begrimed countenances of many, and the shrieks, wailing, and lamentations to be heard on every side, commingling with the voices of others devoutly calling upon the Lord to have mercy upon them, made up a scene which has been seldom paralleled.
According to the reporter, "one ragged urchin, who was begrimed with dirt, said he was eight years of age and could neither read nor write".
The plants' leaves were also dosed and begrimed with other substances that splashed, seeped or blew off the roads.
In one photograph, a young traveler hangs off a freight carriage over the tracks racing below, holding on with one hand while raising a begrimed middle finger with the other.
Perth: (Germanic berth = "bright") "the begrimed, blistered old blacksmith" of the Pequod, introduced by Ishmael as an "isolato," who had a family and a home which he dearly loved, but lost, and so took to the sea.
Jewellers meanwhile take old, begrimed settings, polish them, and mount new stones into them for use as costume jewellery.
Such piety continues at the work site, where the begrimed miners pause at midday to pray:
71-72); "'My name, that was as fresh/As Diane's visage, is now begrimed and black as mine own face" (3.
Then exhausted but unsatisfied, with soiled cheeks, and begrimed with the smoke of lamps, she took back to the imperial pillow all the odors of the stews.