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A layer of dirt or froth on the surface of a liquid
“They may not break down readily and will contribute to the scum or sludge layers.”
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The common people collectively or as a mass
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“They're cultureless scum drifted from elsewhere.”
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A worthless or contemptible person or group of people
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A constituent which impairs the purity of something
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Waste material or impurities
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An inhumanly cruel or wicked person
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Dirt or rubbish, typically slimy in variety
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A mass of small bubbles in liquid caused by agitation, fermentation, or salivating
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Plural form of alga
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Scunge or bludger
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The male reproductive fluid, containing spermatozoa in suspension
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A fish or other aquatic creature that feeds off the bottom of its habitat
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A thin layer covering a surface
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