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      glop n. (informal, AmE)
      tarquim

      Suppose that two factories—a paper mill and a steel mill—are each dumping 500 tons of glop into a river each year.

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        Linda Oxnard added a comment -

        I've never heard the Catalan word 'tarquim' or the American word 'glop' before. The dictionary definitions I find are as follows:

        glop
        a thick wet substance that looks, tastes or feels unpleasant

        tarquim
        llot que les aigües estancades dipositen al fons, que les riuades deixen sobre els camps que inunden, emprat com a adob en agricultura

        The Catalan definition seems to describe a particular kind of muddy sludge which is used by farmers as a fertilizer whereas the English definition seems far more general - i.e. any thick, wet substance. For that reason, I'm not sure this works as an entry.

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        Linda Oxnard added a comment - I've never heard the Catalan word 'tarquim' or the American word 'glop' before. The dictionary definitions I find are as follows: glop a thick wet substance that looks, tastes or feels unpleasant tarquim llot que les aigües estancades dipositen al fons, que les riuades deixen sobre els camps que inunden, emprat com a adob en agricultura The Catalan definition seems to describe a particular kind of muddy sludge which is used by farmers as a fertilizer whereas the English definition seems far more general - i.e. any thick, wet substance. For that reason, I'm not sure this works as an entry.

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            Linda Oxnard
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            Jaume Ortolà i Font
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