from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The excrement of animals.
- n. Manure.
- n. Something foul or abhorrent.
- transitive v. To fertilize (land) with manure.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Manure; animal excrement.
- n. A type of manure, as from a particular species or type of animal.
- v. To fertilize with dung.
- v. To immerse or steep, as calico, in a bath of hot water containing cow dung, done to remove the superfluous mordant.
- v. To void excrement.
- v. Past participle of ding
- v. To discard (especially rubbish); to chuck out.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The excrement of an animal.
- intransitive v. To void excrement.
- transitive v. To manure with dung.
- transitive v. To immerse or steep, as calico, in a bath of hot water containing cow dung; -- done to remove the superfluous mordant.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To cover with dung; manure with or as with dung.
- In calico-printing, to immerse in a bath of cow-dung and warm water in order to remove the superfluous mordant.
- To void excrement.
- Preterit and past participle of ding.
- n. The excrement of animals; ordure; feces.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. defecate; used of animals
- v. fertilize or dress with dung
- n. fecal matter of animals
Merryn Dineley, a historian from Manchester University and chief brewer of the ancient liquor, insists that the dung is an essential component of the original flavour.
BTW, "dung" is in the King James Bible (aka God's Word according to some literalists), whereupon we find this coprophiliac passage in Isaiah 36: 12:
Well, try working with us and not rubbing our noses in dung for a change!
In the 1860s, there was widespread concern that, by the turn of the century, there would be an insufficient number of people to go round picking up all the horse dung from the carriages.
Jason had too, at first, but they lost their novelty when you were shovelling several times your own weight in dung a day.
Hinduism reveres the cow, and its dung is used in the countryside as both a disinfectant and as fuel.
A mixture of coal dust and organic material, primarily cattle dung is formed into patties and then slapped against the wall to dry.
Palm oil and sugar cane are the dominant crops in the region, but everything from coconuts to castor oil to cow dung is being tested for fossil-fuel alternatives such as ethanol and biodiesel.
The cloth would then be cleared — soaked in dung or a similar substance — and then washed and dried.
And I KNOW what cow dung is cause i've done STEPPED in it !