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foul or dirty matter

something that is offensive to accepted standards of decency

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He moved down the stream a few steps and took a second panful of dirt.
Not satisfied with this, he panned three times again, taking his shovels of dirt within a foot of one another.
It was now but an hour later than the time fixed on for the beginning of their walk; and, in spite of what she had heard of the prodigious accumulation of dirt in the course of that hour, she could not from her own observation help thinking that they might have gone with very little inconvenience.
It is true that labor has from the beginning of history been in the dirt. And it is equally true that so long as you and yours and those that come after you have power, that labor shall remain in the dirt.
We went forward and examined the place and saw the long tracks which her feet had made in the dirt when they darted over the verge.
They had dined together in San Francisco, and were at the Ferry Building, returning to Oakland, when the whim came to him to show Martin the "real dirt." He turned and fled across the water-front, a meagre shadow in a flapping overcoat, with Martin straining to keep up with him.
If Ruth could see me now, was his thought, while he wondered as to what constituted the real dirt.
Why, it was almost a duty in a dairy barn to have such a floor and really she, herself, could manage almost as well with the dirt bottom.
"But you would never see any of the dirt," she argued with more than her usual courage, "and if I wouldn't mind the ashes I don't see why you should."
Why do you take up a handful of dirt? Better paint your house your own complexion; let it turn pale or blush for you.
"What!" exclaim a million Irishmen starting up from all the shanties in the land, "is not this railroad which we have built a good thing?" Yes, I answer, comparatively good, that is, you might have done worse; but I wish, as you are brothers of mine, that you could have spent your time better than digging in this dirt.
Dat truck dah is TRASH; en trash is what people is dat puts dirt on de head er dey fren's en makes 'em ashamed."
His clothes were coated with dirt, one of his hosen had slipped halfway down from his knee, the sleeve of his jerkin was split, and his face was streaked with sweat and dirt.
The youth leaned his breast against the brown dirt and peered over at the woods and up and down the line.
"Me talk," spoke up a fat and filthy savage whose hairy chest was caked with the unwashed dirt of years.