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foul

a recognized classification of markings in canaries; it refers to a pattern of white feathers among the flight feathers and otherwise dark plumage.
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Archaeology and environment in a changing East Yorkshire landscape: the Foulness Valley c.
The following prayer invokes Mary's protection for body and soul from foulness and pain at all times and in all places.
Just as the blowing of the winds preserves the sea from foulness which would be the result of a long calm, so also corruption in nations would be the result of prolonged, let alone 'perpetual,' peace.
That foulness, has not, however, overly affected me, in trying to compose this particular editorial.
When she considers gender explicitly later on in her discussion of verses four and five, Rossetti's language certainly becomes excoriating; she describes Babylon as "this obscene woman" who could show "the particular foulness, degradation, loathsomeness, to which a perverse rebellious woman because feminine not masculine is liable" (p.
Ozick] has produced an indigestibly sour work of fiction whose dominant emotion is disgust: disgust at the body and its foulness, and disgust at the range of human selfishness, evil and folly.
Without further ado, here are just a few quotes I plucked out of the Bard's works pertaining in some manner to the foulness of weeds of other pests.
He speaks of the yellow man's reptilian motions, and of the stink of the native quarter, of breeding swarms, of foulness, of spawn, of gesticulations.
We have heard by the trustworthy report of several people, that on the feast of the Circumcision of the Lord so many enormities and wicked acts are accustomed to be committed in the same Church that the holy place, in which the glorious Virgin chose a pleasing house for herself, ends up being greatly polluted not only by foulness of words, but also by the pouring of blood; and consequently the practice of such pernicious audacity has grown so strong that the most holy day in which the Redeemer of the world wished to be circumcised is generally called, not undeservedly, the Feast of Fools.
And though now nailed amidst all the rustiness of iron bolts and the verdigris of copper spikes, yet, untouchable and immaculate to any foulness, it still preserved its Quito glow.
While Lola confronts the space of the lower class help, the louder the Irish women became the "more terrified Lola felt at the darkness and silence beyond the discordant noise, until almost frantic with terror and desolation, and almost stifling with the foulness of the air, the child, trembling with fear, staggered out of the room and went to lie in hall--anywhere, only as far from the Irishwomen as possible (Ruiz de Burton 31).
What cleansing substance or regimen could detoxify such foulness, spattered on so long?