Fecaloid – read in Samuel Eliot Morison’s History of United States Naval Operations in World War II, Vol. 5: The Struggle for Guadalcanal. From page 14 of the Castle Books edition:
That is why this large and fecaloid island [Guadalcanal] became the immediate and urgent Allied objective.
Nice way of saying “shitty” in the dignified manner befitting a Professor who taught at both Harvard and Oxford. Also, much less wordy than MacArthur’s description of New Guinea.