dung

1. noun
a) Manure; animal excrement.

Poor Tom, that eats the swimming frog, the toad, the todpole, the wall-newt, and the water; that in the fury of his heart, when the foul fiend rages, eats cow-dung for sallets; swallows the old rat and the ditch-dog; drinks the green mantle of the standing pool

b) A type of manure, as from a particular species or type of animal.

Behold, I will corrupt your seed, and spread dung upon your faces, even the dung of your solemn feasts; and one shall take you away with it.

2. verb
a) To fertilize with dung.
b) To immerse or steep, as calico, in a bath of hot water containing cow dung, done to remove the superfluous mordant.

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