Dirt is unclean matter, especially when in contact with a person's clothes, skin or possessions when they are said to become dirty. Common types of dirt include:
- dust — a general powder of organic or mineral matter
- filth — foul matter such as excrement
- grime — a black, ingrained dust such as soot
- soil — the mix of clay, sand and humus which lies over the bedrock
Other articles related to "dirt":
... Dirt Merchant is an independent comedy film that premiered on SightSound.com on September 19, 1999, and premiered on DVD on June 11, 2002 ... It was filmed in Los Angeles, California, and originally titled My Name is Dirt ...
... A season of artworks and exhibits on the theme of dirt was sponsored by the Wellcome Trust in 2011 ... was an exhibition at the Wellcome Collection showing pictures and histories of notable dirt such as the great dust heaps at Euston and King's Cross in ...
... The premiere event in the series is the Super DIRT Week at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse, New York ... televised live on TNN, and the entire Super Dirt Series was televised live on Empire Sports Net from mid-1996 until late 1999 ... Every Super Dirt Week since 1980 has been shown on cable television ...
... A Grade III event raced on Pro-Ride synthetic dirt at a distance of 1½ miles (12 furlongs), it is open to horses aged four and older ... Raced on dirt at 11/ miles from 1957 through 1966 and on turf at 1⅛ miles from 1967 through 1972 and 1974 through 1978 ... Switched to dirt Since inception it has been contested at various distances and on both dirt and turf 11/ miles 1957-1966 on dirt 1⅛ miles 1967-1972, 1974-1978 on turf 1⅛ miles 1979-2007 on dirt ...
... Each map features a different arrangement of 4 types of terrain grass, dirt/rock, water/acid, and cliff ... mine seams are also located in certain positions on the dirt ... buildings can only be built on grass, except for mines which must be built on dirt based mine seams, docks which must be built on dirt/water boundaries (the coast), and bridges which are built ...
Famous quotes containing the word dirt:
“Come hither, all ye empty things,
Ye bubbles raisd by breath of Kings;
Who float upon the tide of state,
Come hither, and behold your fate.
Let pride be taught by this rebuke,
How very mean a things a Duke;
From all his ill-got honours flung,
Turnd to that dirt from whence he sprung.”
—Jonathan Swift (16671745)
“Simplicity of life, even the barest, is not a misery, but the very foundation of refinement; a sanded floor and whitewashed walls and the green trees, and flowery meads, and living waters outside; or a grimy palace amid the same with a regiment of housemaids always working to smear the dirt together so that it may be unnoticed; which, think you, is the most refined, the most fit for a gentleman of those two dwellings?”
—William Morris (18341896)
“If church prelates, past or present, had even an inkling of physiology theyd realise that what they term this inner ugliness creates and nourishes the hearing ear, the seeing eye, the active mind, and energetic body of man and woman, in the same way that dirt and dung at the roots give the plant its delicate leaves and the full-blown rose.”
—Sean OCasey (18841964)