feces

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n feces solid excretory product evacuated from the bowels
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1961, Italian artist Piero Manzoni packed his feces in cans, signed and mounted them, and then sold them as art
    • n. pl Feces dregs; sediment; excrement. See FÆces.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Constipation is caused when too much water is absorbed in the large intestine and the feces become dry
    • feces Dregs; lees; sediment; matter excreted and ejected.
    • feces Specifically The undigested portions of the food, mixed with some secretions in the alimentary canal, which are evacuated at the anus; dung; excrement.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Bile produced by the liver is responsible for making your feces a brownish, green colour
    • n.pl Feces sediment after infusion or distillation: dregs: the solid excrements
    • Feces . See Fæces, Fæcal.
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Usage

In literature:

One vomited without affecting the other, but the feces were discharged through a common opening.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
The feces remain in the rectum, and the bad habit is begun.
"Outwitting Our Nerves" by Josephine A. Jackson and Helen M. Salisbury
Non si potrebbero descrivere le cure, i pensieri delicati, quanto egli fece per me.
"Life of Lord Byron, Vol. IV" by Thomas Moore
It is discharged from the body in different ways; by the urine, the feces, the breath, and the perspiration.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
Pin Worms like Round Worms frequently come away with the feces.
"The Veterinarian" by Chas. J. Korinek
Dixe che Papa Alexandro fu quello che fece ammazzare Don Alfonso, marito che fu della Ducessa.
"Lucretia Borgia" by Ferdinand Gregorovius
The feces consist mainly of the compounds which have escaped digestion.
"Human Foods and Their Nutritive Value" by Harry Snyder
The feces show, to a certain extent, the thoroughness of digestion.
"Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" by United States Department of Agriculture
In this work there is read his name, written by himself in this fashion: PUCCIO DI FIORENZA ME FECE.
"Lives of the Most Eminent Painters Sculptors and Architects" by Giorgio Vasari
The feces were always hard and lumpy, and of an abnormally light color.
"The Electric Bath" by George M. Schweig
In the space beneath the seat receptacles are placed for receiving the urine and feces.
"Health on the Farm" by H. F. Harris
Accumulation of feces, ii.
"Zoonomia, Vol. II" by Erasmus Darwin
The use of feces and urine as medication was widespread.
"Medical Investigation in Seventeenth Century England" by Charles W. Bodemer
The animals are constipated, sometimes have bloody feces, become weak, and exhibit muscular trembling.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
They seem to have no choice between dried blood and powdered rat feces for food, and also feed readily on flea excrement.
"Handbook of Medical Entomology" by William Albert Riley
Examinations of feces and stomach contents of the coyote reveals that it preys more heavily on cottontails than on any other wild species.
"Mammals of the San Gabriel Mountains of California" by Terry A. Vaughan
Evacuations hard as nuts expelled with much difficulty, with spasmodic pains in the intestines; the feces escape in small pieces.
"New, Old, and Forgotten Remedies: Papers by Many Writers" by Various
The feces must therefore undergo some changes before they become possessed of virulent properties.
"A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I" by Various
During the afternoon it passed mucus and thick pieces of feces and was dull; respiration very rapid.
"Barium, A Cause of the Loco-Weed Disease" by Albert Cornelius Crawford
Less abundant, though no less important, are the nonwater components of urine and feces.
"Significant Achievements in Space Bioscience 1958-1964" by National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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In poetry:

A. You hope, indeed! a likely ceäse,
Wi' thik broad grin athirt your feäce
You saucy good-vor-nothèn chap,
I'll gi'e your grinnèn feäce a slap,
Your drawlèn tongue can only run
To turn a body into fun.
"Riddles" by William Barnes
She's straïght an' she's slender, but not over tall,
Wi' lim's that be lightsome, but not over small;
The goodness o' heaven do breathe in her feäce,
An' a queen, to be steätely, must walk wi' her peäce.
"The Maid Vor My Bride" by William Barnes
An' Chris'mas still mid bring his me'th
To ouer he'th, but if we tried
To gather all that woonce did wear
Gay feäces there! Ah! zome ha' died,
An' zome be gone to leäve wi' gaps
O' missèn laps, the vier-zide.
"The Vier-Zide" by William Barnes
"An' here a-geän's another pleäce,
Where she do zit wi' smilèn feäce,
An' while her bwoy do leän, wi' pride,
Ageän her lap, below her zide,
Her vinger tip do leäd his look
To zome good words o' God's own book.
"The Leädy’s Tower" by William Barnes
An' tho' the darkness then did hide
The dewy rwose's blushèn bloom,
He still did cast sweet aïr inside
To Jeäne, a-chattèn in the room;
An' though the gloom did hide her feäce,
Her words did bind me to the pleäce.
"The Rwose In The Dark" by William Barnes
An' there, while she, wi' runnèn tongue,
Did talk unzeen 'ithin the hall,
I thought her like the rwose that flung
His sweetness vrom his darken'd ball,
'Ithout the wall, an' sweet's the zight
Ov her bright feäce by mornèn light.
"The Rwose In The Dark" by William Barnes

In news:

David's approach essentially involves restraint, and Michael's involves rabbit feces.
Feces smeared on Muslim van near Bellevue mosque.
A Natick woman in the midst of a day-long dispute with her neighbor on Monday spread dog feces all over the woman's front door and car, authorities said.
Teens admit smearing cake with feces in prank.
Three Pennsylvania teens must clean toilets, urinals and bed pans after admitting they iced a birthday cake with feces as a prank on a high school classmate.
Germ in Cat Feces May Affect Human Brain, Behavior : Study.
The toddler, police tell KRMG, was locked inside a dog cage and covered in feces.
Casual Estates trailer condemned over trash, animal feces and stench.
People usually contract T. By eating the undercooked flesh of infected animals or through contact with cat feces.
Three children have been removed from a Glenview couple's home after police and child welfare workers reported finding 35 dogs – some in cages, some loose – and feces and urine throughout the residence.
Staub found cat feces and "filth" all over the bathroom.
Dispose of animal feces in a sanitary manner.
Three children have been removed from a Glenview couple 's home after police and child welfare workers reported finding 35 dogs – some in cages, some loose – and feces and urine throughout the residence.
A police detective testified Monday that the house on Dyess Air Force Base where a malnourished toddler was found unresponsive and later died smelled of urine and feces.
He also had to be tested for numerous infections and diseases to make sure he was healthy enough to donate feces.
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