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taint

noun A popular term for the mucocutaneous tissue between the anus and the scrotum or vagina; perineum.

taint

(tānt) [O.Fr. teint, color, tint]
1. To spoil or cause putrefaction, as in tainted meat.
2. To contaminate.
tainted, adjective

taint

an unpleasant odor and flavor in a human foodstuff of animal origin. Caused by the ingestion of the substance, commonly a plant such as Hexham scent, or while in storage, e.g. milk stored with pineapples, or as a result of animal metabolism, e.g. boar taint.
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Gerry Graham, Milton, said: "Rab Picken always seems to be castigating Celtic's so-called tainted titles.
You talk of cleaning Parliament of criminals, but you go on inducting tainted ministers," he said, adding Modi should have kept tainted leaders out as cabinet formation is his prerogative.
For more information about Tainted Elegance, to request a review copy, or to schedule an interview with Ashley Love, contact her assistant at janlewisva@gmail.
After news of the tainted milk powder broke, Spierings flew directly from New Zealand to China, one of Fonterra's top markets that have had its fair share of milk powder scares over the years.
Shoppers could check if they got the tainted milk by checking those numbers on the base of the tin.
In the second study, researchers sought to explain why people devalue morally tainted money.
An additional 1,378kg of frozen tainted meat was found in the kitchens of the Qasr Al-Aini Hospital.
China pledged to clean up the food industry after milk products tainted with the industrial chemical melamine -- added to give the appearance of high protein content -- killed at least six babies and sickened 300,000 others in 2008.
Also, the FDA announced a new RSS feed to alert consumers when a tainted product is identified and established new ways for industry to report products suspected of being tainted, either by sending an e-mail to TaintedProducts@fda.
Mike Dorricott, a colleague at Tainted Blood, last night led tributes to Mr Lewis, saying: "He was quite ill, but you would never be able to tell by looking at him.
As chairman of Tainted Blood, Mr Lewis lobbied Parliament to release documents relating to patients who were given the unscreened blood, thought to have been taken from US prisoners, whose risk of infection was much higher than that of the general population.
JENNY Meadows admits Caster Semenya will be tainted forever by the controversy surrounding her World Championship victory.