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dirty

1. mod. obscene. The movie was too dirty for me.
2. mod. low and sneaky. What a dirty thing to do!
3. mod. illegal; on the wrong side of the law. (Compare this with clean.) The cops knew that Last Card Louie was dirty, and they searched his car until they found something they could use against him.
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The Dirtiest Race in History is not only an outstanding book but a timely reminder of global sport's dark side.
The top 10 list of dirtiest hotels is compiled based on traveller ratings for cleanliness on TripAdvisor.
Of the dirtiest 10 cities in the world, four are in Iran--Ahvaz, Sanandaj, Kermanshah and
Newcastle Central toilets are not the dirtiest in Britain, but the blame for the damage lies with the people who use them.
London edged out Paris for the unwanted accolade of dirtiest city in the survey of more than 1,100 travellers carried out by TripAdvisor.
Craig says their father had one phrase in particular that has helped guide them on their present course: "Find the dirtiest business out there, and you'll make money.
From the dirtiest catacombs of crappy spots and blacked out nights comes another edition of Lowcard.
Before The Year of Magical Thinking, Didion made her mark as the preeminent chronicler of Los Angeles at its dirtiest and dreamiest.
color) Frank Langen of Santa Monica visits Will Rogers State Beach, one of Los Angeles County's dirtiest beaches.
The worst example - possibly the dirtiest duvet in Britain - hadn't been washed for 11 years.
As of 2004, California had the nation's third-largest school bus fleet, yet maintains some of the oldest and dirtiest school buses on the road," says Plenys.
Subtitled "made-to-fit tales for the maladjusted", this collection of short stories showcase a genuine and offbeat talent anthologized into a 110-page compendium which includes The South's Greatest Writer; Lunacy Grounded; Nature of the Beasts; Babes in Arms; Mightier than the Sword; Benny the Broker; The Twiddlebum Method: Shaping Today's Youth for a Limited Tomorrow; Behind the Throne; Kiss of Knowledge; The Battle of Florence Tucker; Scenic Hell Becomes Vacation Hot Spot; A Taste of Palp; Life of the Party; The Dirtiest Words in the World; Double Occupancy; Feed the Lawyers; The Bells of Griswald Stump; Mrs.
Teens who had grown up in towns with the dirtiest air were up to five times as likely to have lower-than-expected lung function as were kids in the cleanest communities.
The dirtiest, most dangerous jobs are reserved for the lower ranking (and lower paid) enlisted troops.
Commented correspondent Bob Orr: "The rollback of clean air rules is a bonanza for hundreds of the nation's oldest and dirtiest power plants.