- excrement, dung
- 1988, w:Anthony Burgess, Anthony Burgess, w:Any Old Iron, Any Old Iron
Etymology: From ordureFrench, ordure, from ordOld French, ord "filthy", from horridus "horrid", + -ure.
- : The bowels and bladder collapsed, sheets and mattress had to be burnt at the bottom of the back garden. The body, having vulgarly shed its ordures, now turned into an itself.
- 1922, w:Virginia Woolf, Virginia Woolf, w:Jacob's Room, Jacob's Room, Vintage Classics, paperback edition, page 99
- : Only Madame herself seeing Jacob out had about her that leer, that lewdness, that quake of the surface (visible in the eyes chiefly), which threatens to spill the whole bag of , with difficulty held together, over the pavement.
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