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begrimed

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj begrimed thickly covered with ingrained dirt or soot "a miner's begrimed face","dingy linen","grimy hands","grubby little fingers","a grungy kitchen"
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Usage

In literature:

Crawling along the dirty, sooty, begrimed floor, he soon located the old cedar chest.
"Watch Yourself Go By" by Al. G. Field
Letting fall his begrimed hand, she draws up the old-fashioned rocking chair, and bids him be seated.
"An Outcast" by F. Colburn Adams
After which the tired and begrimed labourers sank down on chairs, and panted for breath.
"Sisters Three" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
Then the smoke of the great fires under the melting pots begrimed the masts, sails, and cordage with soot.
"Fighting the Whales" by R. M. Ballantyne
His face was begrimed with smoke, his beard clogged with cinders and vapor.
"The Little Gold Miners of the Sierras and Other Stories" by Various
It was a smoke-begrimed apartment, with tables next to the wall, and rough chairs and benches for the guests.
"Under the Rose" by Frederic Stewart Isham
And it was draggled, begrimed, uncleanly, as never were the doves of Aphrodite.
"The Tinted Venus" by F. Anstey
All were full of courage and worked with a will; they were so begrimed with powder that they looked like negroes.
"The Monitor and the Merrimac" by J. L. Worden et al.
Our faces were being pushed in the mud till our ears were begrimed in our mad efforts to conceal ourselves.
"Bamboo Tales" by Ira L. Reeves
They were certain of it, though his features were considerably begrimed with powder, smoke, and dirt.
"The Three Midshipmen" by W.H.G. Kingston
It is at the peril of hands begrimed that you attempt to open a window.
"American Sketches" by Charles Whibley
He still wore the gray, and was scarred and begrimed.
"Robert Toombs" by Pleasant A. Stovall
Begrimed but radiant, the boy stepped from a day-coach at two o'clock in the morning at Winona.
"Charles Frohman: Manager and Man" by Isaac Frederick Marcosson and Daniel Frohman
They did London together, and never had the young American found that smoke-begrimed city so delightful.
"The Copper Princess" by Kirk Munroe
Culpepper lay very still, his begrimed face to the sky, his hands abroad above his head.
"The Fifth Queen Crowned" by Ford Madox Ford
Happy beyond all her wildest dreams in the smoke-begrimed tepee of her father.
"The Watchers of the Plains" by Ridgewell Cullum
With a begrimed and patched sail flapping listlessly, the lugger could be seen riding motionless at anchor.
"Frontier Boys in the South Seas" by Wyn Roosevelt
At times the powder-begrimed Utahns were in advance of the main line, carrying death into the very teeth of the foe.
"The Utah Batteries: A History" by Charles R. Mabey
It was by way of variation in the evening that Bicker and Mead fell upon me, with the idea of shampooing the begrimed tallyman.
"The Bonadventure" by Edmund Blunden
One could see hunger and thirst written on their powder-begrimed faces.
"The Minute Boys of Boston" by James Otis
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In poetry:

We know the hell of a Parisian street,
And Venice, cool in water and in stone;
The scent of lemons in the southern heat;
The fuming piles of soot-begrimed Cologne.
"The Scythians" by Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Blok
And they? Where are they now? The bust,
The elaborately carven tomb,
Whose scrolls, begrimed by age and dust,
None care to stoop and scan for whom,
Are all remaining to express
Their monumental nothingness.
"Mozart’s Grave" by Alfred Austin