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Feculence

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Féculence.
Féculency.
n.s. [fæculentia, Latin.]
  1. Muddiness; quality of abounding with lees or sediment.

  2. Lees; feces; sediment; dregs.

    Pour upon it some very strong lee, to facilitate the separation of its feculencies. Boyle.

    Whether the wilding's fibres are contriv'd
    To draw th' earth's purest spirit, and resist
    Its feculence, which in more porous stocks
    Of cyder plants finds passage free.
    Phillips.

Sources: Boyle, Robert (84) · Philips, John (42)

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