dung

[duhng]
noun
1.
excrement, especially of animals; manure.
verb (used with object)
2.
to manure (ground) with or as if with dung.

Origin:
before 1000; Middle English, Old English; cognate with Low German, German dung; compare Icelandic dyngja heap, dung, Swedish dynga dung, muck, Old High German tunga manuring

dungy, adjective
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dung (dʌŋ)
 
n
1.  a.  excrement, esp of animals; manure
 b.  (as modifier): dung cart
2.  something filthy
 
vb
3.  (tr) to cover (ground) with manure
 
[Old English: prison; related to Old High German tunc cellar roofed with dung, Old Norse dyngja manure heap]
 
'dungy
 
adj

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dung
O.E. dung "manure," from PIE *dhengh- "covering" (cf. Lith. dengti "to cover," O.Ir. dingim "I press"); the word recalls the ancient Gmc. custom (reported by Tacitus) of covering underground shelters with manure to keep in warmth in winter.
"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" [1824].
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Dung definition


(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.

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Example sentences
They'll brew beer in dung-tempered pottery or boil it by dropping in hot rocks.
But the walls are made of mud and wattle, usually there's a thatched roof, and
  the floor is a mixture of dung and clay.
Take back to green or shade house and broken up and the seed taken with sum
  dung on it and planted in tubes.
The land was pale and hot and smelled faintly of dung.
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