Middle English from Old French fromordfilthyfrom Latin horridusfrightfulfromhorrēreto shudder
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Old French ordure, from ord "˜filthy', from Latinhorridus 'horrid', + -ure.
Ordure Sentence Examples
He had a weekly allowance from the Society of a vessel filled with human ordure, about the bigness of a Bristol barrel.
He throws away the intestines with the ordure, which produces putrefaction of the flesh with a stench if it remains inside.
The co-existence of the asexual encysted form and the sexually mature adult in the same host, exceptionally found in 011ulanus and other Nematodes, is the rule in Trichinella; many of the embryos, however, are extruded with the faeces, and complete the life cycle by reaching the alimentary canal of rats and swine which frequently devour human ordure Swine become infested with Trichinella in this way and also by eating the dead bodies of rats, and the parasite is conveyed to the body of man along with the flesh of "trichinized" swine.
There is much discrepancy as to the ordinary food of the lammergeyer, some observers maintaining that it lives almost entirely on carrion, offal and even ordure; but there is no question of its frequently taking living prey, and it is reasonable to suppose that this bird, like so many others, is not everywhere uniform in its habits.