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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Foul  \Foul\  (foul),  a.  [Compar.  Fouler  (-[~e]r);  superl. 
  {Foulest}.]  [OE.  foul,  ful,  AS  f[=u]l;  akin  to  D.  vuil,  G. 
  faul  rotten,  OHG.  f[=u]l,  Icel.  f[=u]l  foul,  fetid;  Dan. 
  fuul,  Sw  ful  foul,  Goth.  f[=u]ls  fetid,  Lith.  puti  to  be 
  putrid,  L.  putere  to  stink,  be  putrid,  pus  pus,  Gr  py`on 
  pus,  to  cause  to  rot,  Skr.  p[=u]y  to  stink.  [root]82.  Cf 
  {Defile}  to  foul,  {File}  to  foul,  {Filth},  {Pus},  {Putrid}.] 
  1.  Covered  with  or  containing,  extraneous  matter  which  is 
  injurious,  noxious,  offensive,  or  obstructive;  filthy; 
  dirty;  not  clean;  polluted;  nasty;  defiled;  as  a  foul 
  cloth;  foul  hands;  a  foul  chimney;  foul  air;  a  ship's 
  bottom  is  foul  when  overgrown  with  barnacles;  a  gun 
  becomes  foul  from  repeated  firing;  a  well  is  foul  with 
  polluted  water. 
 
  My  face  is  foul  with  weeping.  --Job.  xvi. 
  16. 
 
  2.  Scurrilous;  obscene  or  profane;  abusive;  as  foul  words 
  foul  language. 
 
  3.  Hateful;  detestable;  shameful;  odious;  wretched.  ``The 
  foul  with  Sycorax.''  --Shak. 
 
  Who  first  seduced  them  to  that  foul  revolt? 
  --Milton. 
 
  4.  Loathsome;  disgusting;  as  a  foul  disease. 
 
  5.  Ugly;  homely;  poor.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
 
  Let  us  like  merchants,  show  our  foulest  wares. 
  --Shak. 
 
  6.  Not  favorable;  unpropitious;  not  fair  or  advantageous;  as 
  a  foul  wind;  a  foul  road;  cloudy  or  rainy;  stormy;  not 
  fair;  --  said  of  the  weather,  sky,  etc 
 
  So  foul  a  sky  clears  not  without  a  storm.  --Shak. 
 
  7.  Not  conformed  to  the  established  rules  and  customs  of  a 
  game,  conflict,  test,  etc.;  unfair;  dishonest; 
  dishonorable;  cheating;  as  foul  play. 
 
  8.  Having  freedom  of  motion  interfered  with  by  collision  or 
  entanglement;  entangled;  --  opposed  to  clear;  as  a  rope 
  or  cable  may  get  foul  while  paying  it  out 




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