What does the word dirt mean?

Usage examples for dirt

  1. Forty- seven and one half inches of earth are necessary to stop a bullet, and it's nice to have that amount of dirt between you and the enemy's bullets. – “Crumps”, The Plain Story of a Canadian Who Went by Louis Keene
  2. " We won't mind the dirt," put in Frank eagerly. – Richard Dare's Venture by Edward Stratemeyer
  3. Their clothing consisted chiefly of skins, roughly cured, and a plentiful covering of paint and dirt. – The Life of Captain James Cook by Arthur Kitson