foul matter

  • 1 foul matter — Printing. materials, as manuscript, galleys, or proofs, that have been superseded by revised proofs or galleys or by the bound book, and have been returned to the publisher by the printer. Also called dead matter. * * * …

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  • 2 foul matter — Synonyms and related words: carrion, corruption, dandruff, decay, excrement, filth, furfur, gangrene, mess, muck, mucus, obscenity, ordure, pus, putrid matter, rot, scurf, scuz, slime, smut, snot, sordes …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 3 foul matter — Printing. materials, as manuscript, galleys, or proofs, that have been superseded by revised proofs or galleys or by the bound book, and have been returned to the publisher by the printer. Also called dead matter …

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  • 4 Foul — (foul), a. [Compar. Fouler ( [ e]r); superl. {Foulest}.] [OE. foul, ful, AS. f[=u]l; akin to D. vuil, G. faul rotten, OHG. f[=u]l, Icel. f[=u]l foul, fetid; Dan. fuul, Sw. ful foul, Goth. f[=u]ls fetid, Lith. puti to be putrid, L. putere to stink …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 Foul anchor — Foul Foul (foul), a. [Compar. Fouler ( [ e]r); superl. {Foulest}.] [OE. foul, ful, AS. f[=u]l; akin to D. vuil, G. faul rotten, OHG. f[=u]l, Icel. f[=u]l foul, fetid; Dan. fuul, Sw. ful foul, Goth. f[=u]ls fetid, Lith. puti to be putrid, L.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 Foul ball — Foul Foul (foul), a. [Compar. Fouler ( [ e]r); superl. {Foulest}.] [OE. foul, ful, AS. f[=u]l; akin to D. vuil, G. faul rotten, OHG. f[=u]l, Icel. f[=u]l foul, fetid; Dan. fuul, Sw. ful foul, Goth. f[=u]ls fetid, Lith. puti to be putrid, L.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 Foul ball lines — Foul Foul (foul), a. [Compar. Fouler ( [ e]r); superl. {Foulest}.] [OE. foul, ful, AS. f[=u]l; akin to D. vuil, G. faul rotten, OHG. f[=u]l, Icel. f[=u]l foul, fetid; Dan. fuul, Sw. ful foul, Goth. f[=u]ls fetid, Lith. puti to be putrid, L.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 Foul berth — Foul Foul (foul), a. [Compar. Fouler ( [ e]r); superl. {Foulest}.] [OE. foul, ful, AS. f[=u]l; akin to D. vuil, G. faul rotten, OHG. f[=u]l, Icel. f[=u]l foul, fetid; Dan. fuul, Sw. ful foul, Goth. f[=u]ls fetid, Lith. puti to be putrid, L.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 9 Foul bill — Foul Foul (foul), a. [Compar. Fouler ( [ e]r); superl. {Foulest}.] [OE. foul, ful, AS. f[=u]l; akin to D. vuil, G. faul rotten, OHG. f[=u]l, Icel. f[=u]l foul, fetid; Dan. fuul, Sw. ful foul, Goth. f[=u]ls fetid, Lith. puti to be putrid, L.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 10 Foul bill of health — Foul Foul (foul), a. [Compar. Fouler ( [ e]r); superl. {Foulest}.] [OE. foul, ful, AS. f[=u]l; akin to D. vuil, G. faul rotten, OHG. f[=u]l, Icel. f[=u]l foul, fetid; Dan. fuul, Sw. ful foul, Goth. f[=u]ls fetid, Lith. puti to be putrid, L.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 11 Foul copy — Foul Foul (foul), a. [Compar. Fouler ( [ e]r); superl. {Foulest}.] [OE. foul, ful, AS. f[=u]l; akin to D. vuil, G. faul rotten, OHG. f[=u]l, Icel. f[=u]l foul, fetid; Dan. fuul, Sw. ful foul, Goth. f[=u]ls fetid, Lith. puti to be putrid, L.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 12 Foul proof — Foul Foul (foul), a. [Compar. Fouler ( [ e]r); superl. {Foulest}.] [OE. foul, ful, AS. f[=u]l; akin to D. vuil, G. faul rotten, OHG. f[=u]l, Icel. f[=u]l foul, fetid; Dan. fuul, Sw. ful foul, Goth. f[=u]ls fetid, Lith. puti to be putrid, L.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 13 Foul strike — Foul Foul (foul), a. [Compar. Fouler ( [ e]r); superl. {Foulest}.] [OE. foul, ful, AS. f[=u]l; akin to D. vuil, G. faul rotten, OHG. f[=u]l, Icel. f[=u]l foul, fetid; Dan. fuul, Sw. ful foul, Goth. f[=u]ls fetid, Lith. puti to be putrid, L.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 14 foul — foully, adv. /fowl/, adj., fouler, foulest, adv., n., v. adj. 1. grossly offensive to the senses; disgustingly loathsome; noisome: a foul smell. 2. containing or characterized by offensive or noisome matter: foul air; foul stagnant water. 3.… …

    Universalium

  • 15 foul — /faʊl / (say fowl) adjective 1. grossly offensive to the senses; disgustingly loathsome; noisome: a foul smell. 2. charged with or characterised by offensive or noisome matter: foul air. 3. filthy or dirty, as places, vessels, or clothes. 4.… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 16 foul — [[t]faʊl[/t]] adj. foul•er, foul•est, adj. 1) grossly offensive to the senses: a foul smell[/ex] 2) polluted: foul air[/ex] 3) muddy; dirty 4) clogged with foreign matter: a foul gas jet[/ex] 5) inclement: foul weather[/ex] 6) impeding navigation …

    From formal English to slang

  • 17 foul — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Old English fūl; akin to Old High German fūl rotten, Latin pus pus, putēre to stink, Greek pyon pus Date: before 12th century 1. a. offensive to the senses ; loathsome b. filled or covered with… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 18 foul — adj., n., adv., & v. adj. 1 offensive to the senses; loathsome, stinking. 2 dirty, soiled, filthy. 3 colloq. revolting, disgusting. 4 a containing or charged with noxious matter (foul air). b clogged, choked. 5 morally polluted; disgustingly… …

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  • 19 foul — 1. adjective /faʊl/ a) Covered with, or containing, extraneous matter which is injurious, noxious, offensive, or obstructive; filthy; dirty; not clean; polluted; nasty; …

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  • 20 foul — {{11}}foul (adj.) O.E. ful rotten, unclean, vile, corrupt, offensive to the senses, from P.Gmc. *fulaz (Cf. O.S., O.Fris., ful, M.Du. voul, Du. vuil, O.H.G. fül, Ger. faul, Goth. füls), from root *fu , corresponding to PIE *pu , perhaps from the… …

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