snarge

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Blend of snot +‎ garbage[1]

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snarge (uncountable)

  1. (military, slang) The remains of a bird after it has collided with an airplane (bird strike), especially a turbine engine.
    • 2009, January 25, “Matthew L. Wald”, in Identifying the Bird After a Strike, When Not Much Bird Is Left[1]:
      Arriving mostly in sealed plastic bags, these included birds’ feet, whole feathers or tiny bits of down, and pulverized bird guts, known as snarge.

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