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Our light showed no tokens of a feculent or corrupted atmosphere.

The clayey mass of feculent matter forms a hard ball in the distended bowel, around which the small loose passages flow.

It hit him squarely in the face, and the feculent contents streamed down to his chin.

Feculent, fek′ū-lent, adj. containing fces or sediment: muddy: foul.

He who wishes to know what Night-Mare is, let him eat chestnuts before going to sleep, and drink after them feculent wine.

Sensibility is smothered in, the feculent steams of roast beef, and delicacy stained by the waste drippings of porter.

Flowers of a fœtid or feculent odor, hermaphrodite, in compound racemes.

In due time he was dragged across, half strangled, and dreadfully beslubbered by the feculent waters.

Hot tea, turbid beer, and feculent liquors will have the same effect.

WORD ORIGIN

late 15c., from Middle French féculent, from Latin faeculentus "abounding in dregs," from stem faec- (see feces). Related: Feculence.

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