from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of manuring with dung.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete Manuring with dung.

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  • noun obsolete Manuring with dung.


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Latin stercoratio, from stercorare to dung.


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  • I had to look up stercoration (the action or act of manuring with dung) and repastination (the action or process of digging over again). IN MOYL ARAYN. 2005

  • I really like that he has a chapter called “Of composts, and stercoration, repastination, dressing and stirring of the earth and mould of a garden” all punctuation is in the original, so I've used this for my compost entry, even though I have no immediate plans to write any further about compost. IN MOYL ARAYN. 2005

  • But though they require this refreshing at first, yet do they perfectly abhor all stercoration; nor will they much endure to have the earth open’d about their roots for ablaqueation, or be disturb’d: This is also to be understood of cypress.

    Sylva, Vol. 1 (of 2) Or A Discourse of Forest Trees John Evelyn 1663


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