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faeces  n. pl.  (Written also feces)  Excrement; ordure; also, settlings; sediment after infusion or distillation.






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... as in the early ones. (b) The paralysis of muscles. In a very few cases this has been permanent. The temporary paralysis of the muscles of respiration is apt to be a serious matter. (c) Occasionally incontinence of urine and faeces occurs; this, however, has not been permanent except in a few of the earlier cases. (d) The uncertainty of the method, so that the analgesia is not always as complete as is desirable. (e) The analgesia for safety must be limited to a line below the level of the second rib ...
— Project Gutenberg Encyclopedia

... the base of the Red Crag is a loose bed of brown nodules, first noticed by Professor Henslow as containing a large percentage of earthy phosphates. This bed of coprolites (as it is called, because they were originally supposed to be the faeces of animals) does not always occur at one level, but is generally in largest quantity at the junction of the Crag and the underlying formation. In thickness it usually varies from six to eighteen inches, and in some rare cases amounts to many feet. It has ...
— The Student's Elements of Geology • Sir Charles Lyell

... last paragraph; secondly, other regions of the body. Thus, in some individuals, stimulation of the anal and gluteal regions gives rise to voluptuous sensations. Freud[39] maintains that voluntary retention of the faeces is utilised for this purpose, but this appears to me very doubtful. In many children, however, gentle scratching of the anal region or the buttocks, and also more powerful stimulation of the gluteal region, such as occurs in flagellation, are associated with sexual excitement. Some children, ...
— The Sexual Life of the Child • Albert Moll

... body. This is for the reason of the intestinal refuse consisting not only of undigested food, but also of residues of the digestive juices, mucus and epithelial debris. These latter have been shown to amount to from one-third to one-half of the whole of the faeces, which is much more than had ...
— The Chemistry of Food and Nutrition • A. W. Duncan

... haereticos, faeces, et folles, et alimenta gehennae. Primus occurrit Simon Magus. Quid ille? "Eripiebat homini liberam[142] voluntatem; solam fidem[143] percrepabat." Mox Novatianus: Quis? Antipapa Cornelio,[144] Pontifici Romano, "hostis sacramentorum ...
— Ten Reasons Proposed to His Adversaries for Disputation in the Name • Edmund Campion

... with very little variation, he continued for several days; at one time ostive, and at another discharging small quantities of faeces, mixed with grumous blood. The air-clysters were continued, ...
— Experiments and Observations on Different Kinds of Air • Joseph Priestley

... night-soil, which is well known, depends partly on the urine, and partly on the faeces of which it is formed. Its disagreeable odour has prevented its general use, and various methods have been contrived both for deodorising and converting it into a solid and portable form. The same difficulties which beset the conversion of urine into the solid ...
— Elements of Agricultural Chemistry • Thomas Anderson

... might carry the germs of infection on their wings or feet, but it was not known that they are capable of taking in at the mouth such objects as the ova of various worms, and of discharging them again unchanged in their faeces. This point has now been established, and several striking experiments illustrate it. Dr. Grassi exposed in his laboratory a plate containing a great number of the eggs of a human parasite, the Tricocephalus dispar. Some sheets ...
— Scientific American Supplement, No. 415, December 15, 1883 • Various



Words linked to "Faeces" :   ordure, melaena, feces, turd, fecal matter, dirt, poop, fecal, dog shit, stool, muck, dog do, shite, droppings, melena, dejection, crap, body waste, dog turd, bm, excreta, excrement, faecal matter



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