ETYM Irish and Gael. bog soft, tender, moist: cf. Irish bogach bog, moor, marsh, Gael. bogan quagmire.
Wet spongy ground of decomposing vegetation; has poorer drainage than a swamp; soil is unfit for cultivation but can be cut and dried and used for fuel; SYN. peat bog.
Type of wetland where decomposition is slowed down and dead plant matter accumulates as peat. Bogs develop under conditions of low temperature, high acidity, low nutrient supply, stagnant water, and oxygen deficiency. Typical bog plants are sphagnum moss, rushes, and cotton grass; insectivorous plants such as sundews and bladderworts are common in bogs (insect prey make up for the lack of nutrients).
Raw milk that has soured and thickened.
Chiefly dialect; Sour milk that has thickened or curdled.
ETYM Old Eng. drit; kin to Icel. drit excrement, drîta to dung, od. drijten to dung, as. gedrîtan.
The state of being covered with unclean things; SYN. filth, grime, soil, stain, grease.
A filthy or soiling substance (as mud, dust, or grime) c archaic; something worthless.
ETYM AS. fen, fenn, marsh, mud, dirt; akin to Dutch veen, OFries. fenne, fene, Old High Germ. fenna, German fenn, Icel. fen, Goth. fani mud.
100 fen equal 1 yuan.
ETYM Old Eng. filthe, fulthe, AS. fileth;, from fűl foul; akin to Old High Germ. fűlida. Related to Foul, File.
A state characterized by foul or disgusting dirt and refuse; SYN. filthiness, foulness, nastiness.
ETYM Cf. Dan. grim, griim, lampblack, soot, grime, Icel. grîma mask, sort of hood, OD. grijmsel, grimsel, soot, smut, and Eng. grimace.
Dirt; any filthy matter, esp. if it is gritty and has been rubbed in or deeply ingrained.
ETYM Akin to lg. mudde, Dutch modder, German moder mold, OSw. modd mud, Swed. modder mother, Dan. mudder mud. Related to Mother a scum on liquors.
1. Slanderous remarks or charges.
2. Water soaked soil; soft wet earth; SYN. clay.
ETYM Old Eng. wose, as. wase dirt, mire, mud, akin to waes juice, ooze, Icel. vâs wetness, Old High Germ. waso turf, sod, German wasen.
Soft mud or slime; earth so wet as to flow gently, or easily yield to pressure.
Sediment of fine texture consisting mainly of organic matter found on the ocean floor at depths greater than 2,000 m/6,600 ft. Several kinds of ooze exist, each named for its constituents.
Siliceous ooze is composed of the silica shells of tiny marine plants (diatoms) and animals (radiolarians). Calcareous ooze is formed from the calcite shells of microscopic animals (foraminifera) and floating algae (coccoliths).
Loathsome dirt or refuse; something morally degrading
The part of the earth's surface consisting of humus and disintegrated rock; SYN. dirt.
Loose covering of broken rocky material and decaying organic matter overlying the bedrock of the Earth’s surface. Various types of soil develop under different conditions: deep soils form in warm wet climates and in valleys; shallow soils form in cool dry areas and on slopes. Pedology, the study of soil, is significant because of the relative importance of different soil types to agriculture.
The organic content of soil is widely variable, ranging from zero in some desert soils to almost 100% in peats.