ordure

Part of speech: noun

Excrement; feces.

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Usage examples "ordure":

  1. Joseph of Copertino specialized in flying; others were conspicuous for their heroism in sitting in hot baths, devouring ordure, tormenting themselves with pins, and so forth. - "Old Calabria", Norman Douglas.
  2. Timber is stored in these lower stories, as also the ordure of cattle, which is used as fuel, especially for smoking their cheeses. - "Memoir of William Watts McNair", J. E. Howard.
  3. One is quite astonished to see so rich a gem load its basket with ordure. - "The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles", Jean Henri Fabre.