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squalor
used in Oliver Twist

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(describing a place) extremely dirty and unpleasant — typically due to poverty
  • ...from which to look upon the slime beneath; windows, broken and patched, with poles thrust out, on which to dry the linen that is never there; rooms so small, so filthy, so confined, that the air would seem too tainted even for the dirt and squalor which they shelter; wooden chambers thrusting themselves out above the mud, and threatening to fall into it—as some have done; dirt-besmeared walls and decaying foundations; every repulsive lineament of poverty, every loathsome indication...
    Chapter 50 — The Pursuit and Escape (12% in)

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