foul matter

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  1. Printing. materials, as manuscript, galleys, or proofs, that have been superseded by revised proofs or galleys or by the bound book, and have been returned to the publisher by the printer.

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How to use foul matter in a sentence

  • As Marduk moved towards it, a splash of foul matter fell upon him from above, and extinguished the lantern.

    A King of Tyre | James M. Ludlow
  • Filth, filth, n. foul matter: anything that defiles, physically or morally.

  • In "Hamlet" Shakespeare let out some of the foul matter which Herbert's mean betrayal had bred in him.

    The Man Shakespeare | Frank Harris
  • One system coloured red showed the pipes that received foul matter.

    Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin | Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Its eyes looked wild; it was unnaturally brisk, and running about; the nose discharged more freely, but not yet any foul matter.

    The Dog | Dinks, Mayhew, and Hutchinson