Soiliness

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Soiliness Stain; foulness.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n soiliness The quality or condition of being soily; soil; tarnish.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Soiliness stain: foulness
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. soil, souil (Fr. souille), wallowing-place—L. suillus, piggish—sus, a pig, a hog.

Usage

In literature:

At the soily smutchy.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete." by Francois Rabelais
At the soily smutchy.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Book I." by Francois Rabelais
Methinks, Miss, said Sally, you are a little soily, to what we have seen you.
"Clarissa, Volume 7" by Samuel Richardson
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In poetry:

Then all the matter of the living air
Raised up a voice, and, climbing on the words,
I spelt my vision with a hand and hair,
How light the sleeping on this soily star,
How deep the waking in the worlded clouds.
"I Fellowed Sleep" by Dylan Thomas