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cow dung

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n cow dung a piece of dried bovine dung
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Usage

In literature:

He also feeds his cows and his sheep with the hay; but their dung is useful in giving fertility to the ground.
"The Looking-Glass for the Mind" by M. Berquin
Thus horse-dung is generally known as a "hot" dung; while cow-dung, on the other hand, is known as "cool.
"Manures and the principles of manuring" by Charles Morton Aikman
For each of these the provisions consist of a parcel of Cow-dung, about an inch deep.
"The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles" by Jean Henri Fabre
They fill it with the dung of horses or cows, which constitute the combustible of the country.
"The Unknown Life of Jesus Christ" by Nicolas Notovitch
Treacle might be substituted for the cow dung and grease.
"The Book of Pears and Plums" by Edward Bartrum
For rabbits I use, in summer, lime, grass, and cow-dung, mixed.
"The Apple" by Various
Subsequently potash and later on soda was substituted for the cows' dung, while sour milk was replaced by sulphuric acid.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 1" by Various
Sometimes their homes are mere huts of turf, or of clay tiles, with mortar made from lime and clay or cow-dung.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 6" by Various
There sticks from creosote bushes, along with cow dung and small stones were favorite building materials.
"Mammals of the San Gabriel Mountains of California" by Terry A. Vaughan
They made themselves intimate with him, plied him with drink and tobacco, and gave him the monopoly of the cow-dung.
"Omens and Superstitions of Southern India" by Edgar Thurston
It kills best on windy days in general, with the cow-dung fly, and partridge hackle.
"Blacker's Art of Fly Making, &c." by William Blacker
The dung of the reindeer in summer is almost as large as cow-dung, but in winter it more resembles that of the goat.
"Lachesis Lapponica" by Carl von Linné
Then said he unto me, Lo, I have given thee cow's dung for man's dung, and thou shalt prepare thy bread therewith.
"Biblical Extracts" by Robert Cooper
The outer case is succeeded by a layer of cow-dung, applied in small pellets, and cemented with saliva.
"British Birds in their Haunts" by Rev. C. A. Johns
The walls were of plank, planed and fitted together with some neatness; the floor of mud, beaten hard and smeared with cow-dung.
"Perils in the Transvaal and Zululand" by H.C. Adams
These live in cow-dung cone huts, shaped like Tartar tents.
"Stanley's Adventures in the Wilds of Africa" by Joel Tyler Headley and William Fletcher Johnson
Those cow-dungs which appear early in the year are not so large as those which appear later.
"Old Flies in New Dresses" by Charles Edward Walker
It should, of course, be free from cow-dung and other rubbish.
"A Guide to Health" by Mahatma Gandhi
As a cement, cow-dung takes a high place as the finishing coat of the floor and mud wall.
"Beast and Man in India" by John Lockwood Kipling
At initiation the body of a neophyte is cleaned with the five products of the sacred cow, milk, curds, ghi, dung and urine.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India" by R. V. Russell
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In news:

It's very seldom someone talks about the quality and amount of cow dung, but in one southern Wisconsin city that's all they've been talking about lately.
"Cow Dung Dust," is Rick Padden's latest play.
The official definition is a sun-loving fungus that lives in cow dung.
In the Lone Star State, that's what they call the flower that sprouts from out of a lump of cow dung.
Relegated to ride the steamer in the lower deck with livestock and poor people of Guyana, cow dung splattered on his beautiful mother's orhni headdress.
Pond scum or cow dung.
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