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Definition of "ordure" []

  • Excrement; dung. (noun)
  • Something morally offensive; filth. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "ordure" in a sentence
  • "As this mud consists chiefly of human ordure, which is regularly thrown into the canals every morning, there not being a necessary-house in the whole town, it poisons the air while it is drying, to a considerable extent."
  • "They hang them up by the heels, as we used to do with the drowned, and stuff their mouths with human ordure which is sure to produce emesis."
  • "In his own spirited protest he tells us of the 'ordure' that was thrown at him; and it is an old saying that if enough mud be thrown some will stick."