feculence

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n feculence something that is feculent
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Feculence That which is feculent; sediment; lees; dregs.
    • Feculence The state or quality of being feculent; muddiness; foulness.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n feculence Muddiness; foulness; the quality of being foul with extraneous matter or lees.
    • n feculence That which is feculent; sediment; dregs; excrementitious matter.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. faeculentia, dregs, filth: cf. F. f├ęculence,

Usage

In literature:

In due time he was dragged across, half strangled, and dreadfully beslubbered by the feculent waters.
"Fantastic Fables" by Ambrose Bierce
Our light showed no tokens of a feculent or corrupted atmosphere.
"A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland" by Samuel Johnson
It is not amiss that some feculence lie thick upon the Ale, and work not all out; for that will keep in the spirits.
"The Closet of Sir Kenelm Digby Knight Opened" by Kenelm Digby
Hot tea, turbid beer, and feculent liquors will have the same effect.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
Is there any excuse for putting such abominable feculence into the hands of children?
"The Book Of God" by G. W. Foote
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