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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Gathering; accumulation of foulness.

Usage examples (5)
  • It was literally, as Livy says, a "colluvies omnium gentium," which rolled down from the Alps, under his direction, to overwhelm the Romans on their own hearths.
  • "Non tamen telis vulnerat ista agyrtarum colluvies, sed theriaca quadam magis perniciosa, non pyrio, sed pulvere nescio quo exotico certat, non globulis plumbeis, sed...
  • As much rhubarb as may induce a daily evacuation, should be given to remove the colluvies of indigested materials from the bowels; which might otherwise increase the...
  • Nor shall I need here to mention the colluvies of for more
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