Rhino tend to stick close to their “middens”—dung piles—and this predictably makes them even more vulnerable.
dung is to Ofili what beds are to Tracey Emin or formaldehyde is to Damien Hirst.
Private parts, be they of ducks, damselflies or dung beetles, turn out to have evolved novel forms at breakneck speeds.
dung asked him: “Did anything out of the ordinary happen when Sir Wang died?”
There is scarce any wood; but all classes are content with dung for fuel.
Probably extract their niter from the dung of their horses and cows.
The Master said, Rotten wood cannot be carved, nor are dung walls plastered.
The insoluble part passes the bowels, in connection with the dung.
The proper number of dung pellets were procured, and the game proceeded.
The dung becomes gradually softer and lighter in color until it is cream colored and little thicker than milk.
Old English dung "manure, fertilizer," common Germanic (cf. Old Frisian and Old Saxon dung "manure;" Old High German tunga "manuring," tung "underground room covered with manure;" German Dung; Old Norse dyngja "heap of manure, women's apartment; Swedish dynga "dung, muck;" Danish dynge "heap, mass, pile"), from PIE *dhengh- "covering" (cf. Lithuanian dengti "to cover," Old Irish dingim "I press").
The word recalls the ancient Germanic custom (reported by Tacitus) of covering underground shelters with manure to keep in warmth in winter. The meaning "animal excrement," whether used as fertilizer or not, is from late 13c.
The whole body of journeymen tailors is divided into two classes, denominated Flints and Dungs: the former work by the day and receive all equal wages; the latter work generally by the piece .Dung beetle attested by 1630s.
(1.) Used as manure (Luke 13:8); collected outside the city walls (Neh. 2:13). Of sacrifices, burned outside the camp (Ex. 29:14; Lev. 4:11; 8:17; Num. 19:5). To be "cast out as dung," a figurative expression (1 Kings 14:10; 2 Kings 9:37; Jer. 8:2; Ps. 18:42), meaning to be rejected as unprofitable. (2.) Used as fuel, a substitute for firewood, which was with difficulty procured in Syria, Arabia, and Egypt (Ezek. 4:12-15), where cows' and camels' dung is used to the present day for this purpose.