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fouling


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Foul  \Foul\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Fouled};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Fouling}.] 
  1.  To  make  filthy;  to  defile;  to  daub;  to  dirty;  to  soil;  as 
  to  foul  the  face  or  hands  with  mire. 
 
  2.  (Mil.)  To  incrust  (the  bore  of  a  gun)  with  burnt  powder  in 
  the  process  of  firing. 
 
  3.  To  cover  (a  ship's  bottom)  with  anything  that  impered  its 
  sailing;  as  a  bottom  fouled  with  barnacles. 
 
  4.  To  entangle,  so  as  to  impede  motion;  as  to  foul  a  rope  or 
  cable  in  paying  it  out  to  come  into  collision  with  as 
  one  boat  fouled  the  other  in  a  race. 




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