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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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Even the WHO experts insisted that the survey was not intended to name and shame the dirtiest cities, since the cities involved were volunteering to provide information inorder to help themselves clean up.
Which brings us to an extremely well-researched and wonderfullywritten tale about the Olympic 100m final in Seoul in 1988, Richard Moore's outstanding book, The Dirtiest Race in History.
As per the report, the dozen dirtiest power plants in the U.S.
TripAdvisor was accused by owner Kenneth Seaton of "maliciously and wrongfully" hurting the hotel's business by placing Grand Resort atop its "2011 Dirtiest Hotels" list for U.S.
The second dirtiest air in the world is found in Ulan Bator, the capital of Mongolia, which recorded 279 microns or only 75 percent as much as Ahvaz.
This six-part series reveals some of the biggest and dirtiest clean-ups.
The new multi-band features soft, stretchable, fast-wicking polyester microfibers to deliver a versatile solution for the windiest, dirtiest, hottest and coldest days on the job.
The report, which offers local air quality rankings on 1,000 counties nationwide as well as the nation's 25 dirtiest cities, examines the two most widespread air pollutants--ozone and particle pollution.
The sustainable future for First Nations in Alberta, Canada and the United States of America alike, cannot be achieved by further exploiting one of the dirtiest, most energy intensive and destructive sources of oil on the planet."
ENERGY RESOURCE-20 November 2008-REPORT: Dirtiest Coal Plants Emitted 20 Tons of Mercury in 2007(C)2008 JeraOne - http://www.jeraone.com
I WAS reading the Chronicle and saw a letter about the toilets in Newcastle's Central Station, pictured, being the dirtiest in Britain.
GET your soap out - Brummies have officially been labelled as some of the dirtiest people in the country.
TV favourites such as Emmerdale's Shadrach and Zac Dingle have been nominated in a poll to select the UK's favourite, but dirtiest, stars.
LONDON: London is the dirtiest and most expensive city in Europe, while Brussels is the most boring, according to a British survey published yesterday.
IT doesn't surprise me that Scotland has the dirtiest beaches in the UK.