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  • On the festive day, courtyards in village houses will be swept clean and plastered with fresh cow-dung.

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  • Huts are usually constructed from mud blocks, roofs are thatched and the floors are covered with a mud and cow-dung paste that serves as a disinfectant.

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  • Cooking is usually done inside the house under inadequate ventilation with biomass such as dried cow-dung, fire wood, dry weeds or crop residue, exacerbating the risk of tuberculosis.

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  • They make bread for six months at one time; they bake it with dried cow-dung.

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  • The players move the magnetic game figure of Florian Flügel over the gameboard, trying to have him avoid stepping into the hidden also magnetic pieces of horse- and cow-dung.

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  • Poor Tom sets himself the task of embodying the mad stereotype: he is Poor Tom that eats the swimming frog, the toad, the tadpole, cow-dung for salads, swallows the old rat and the ditch-dung and drinks the green mantle of the standing pool.


  • Yet it must be admitted that cow-dung and all the diamonds of the great Mogul are perfectly equal, not only in the eyes of a Divine Being, but in those of a true philosopher; and, with regard to the reasons which God might have for ordering the prophet this repast, we have no right to inquire into them.

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  • The prophet in fact put cow-dung with his bread for three hundred and ninety days, and the case includes at once a fact and a symbol.

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  • My mother still lives in a cow-dung hut, none of my brothers are going to school and this man told me, "Here, go."

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  • "I didn't do anything to you -- do not beat me," 21-year-old Sudhir pleaded before he was bludgeoned at the cow-dung pit, according to witness testimony.

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