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Dirt

1. Any foul of filthy substance, as excrement, mud, dust, etc.; whatever, adhering to anything, renders it foul or unclean; earth; as, a wagonload of dirt. Whose waters cast up mire and dirt. (Is. Lvii. 20)

2. Meanness; sordidness. Honors . . . Thrown away upon dirt and infamy. (Melmoth)

3. In placer mining, earth, gravel, etc, before washing.

(Science: medicine) dirt bed same as chthonophagia. Dirt pie, clay or mud molded by children in imitation of pastry. To eat dirt, to submit in a meanly humble manner to insults; to eat humble pie.

Origin: oe. Drit; kin to Icel. Drit excrement, drita to dung, od. Drijten to dung, as. Gedritan.


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Human Collembola Infestations

My boyfriend and I were gardening and I was pulling weeds up and found these black bugs jumping everywhere in the dirt. Maybe this where I picked this up. Now my poor sister was in my car and she said she felt something jumping on her leg. she has it now too. This has been going ...

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by Sumanth001
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Wed Nov 20, 2013 8:15 am
 
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... flies and fleas. So it's not just good for the garden, good for the house and your pets in general. @EVERYONE Get some, and put them in your dirt, I am. You know earthworms are good right? These are like Micro-worms. I was just looking some other stuff up on amazon and I found Earthworms ...

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by Sophiahotep
Thu Nov 14, 2013 9:29 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
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Re: Human or Animal

... If you click on the 1st pic it gives a real good closeup. There could be more bone there I just never went back to check. This bone was full of dirt and I just through it in my back pack not realizing what it could be until I got home and washed it off.

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by goboso
Sat Sep 07, 2013 8:51 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Human or Animal
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