Sullies
Sully Sul"ly, n.; pl. {Sullies}. Soil; tarnish; stain. [1913 Webster]

A noble and triumphant merit breaks through little spots and sullies in his reputation. --Spectator. [1913 Webster]


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  • Sully — Sul ly, n.; pl. {Sullies}. Soil; tarnish; stain. [1913 Webster] A noble and triumphant merit breaks through little spots and sullies in his reputation. Spectator. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Filth — (f[i^]lth), n. [OE. filthe, ful[eth]e, AS. f[=y]l[eth], fr. f[=u]l foul; akin to OHG. f[=u]lida. See {Foul}, and cf. {File}.] 1. Foul matter; anything that soils or defiles; dirt; nastiness. [1913 Webster] 2. Anything that sullies or defiles the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Sullage — Sul lage, n. [Cf. {Suillage}, {Sulliage}.] 1. Drainage of filth; filth collected from the street or highway; sewage. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] The streets were exceedingly large, well paved, having many vaults and conveyances under them for sullage.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • sully — I. transitive verb (sullied; sullying) Etymology: Middle English *sullien, probably alteration (influenced by Anglo French suillier, soiller to soil) of sulen to soil, from Old English sylian Date: 15th century to make soiled or tarnished ;… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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