dunghill


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dung·hill

 (dŭng′hĭl′)
n.
1. A heap of animal excrement.
2. A foul, degraded condition or place.

dunghill

(ˈdʌŋˌhɪl)
n
1. (Zoology) a heap of dung
2. a foul place, condition, or person

dung•hill

(ˈdʌŋˌhɪl)

n.
1. a heap of dung.
2. a repugnantly filthy or degraded place, abode, or situation.
[1275–1325]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dunghill - a foul or degraded condition
unsanitariness - a state that is not conducive to health
2.dunghill - a heap of dung or refuse
cumulation, heap, pile, agglomerate, cumulus, mound - a collection of objects laid on top of each other
Translations

dunghill

[ˈdʌŋhɪl] Nestercolero m

dunghill

[ˈdʌŋˌhɪl] nletamaio
References in classic literature ?
My hat (which had served me for a night-cap, too) was so crushed and bent, that no old battered handleless saucepan on a dunghill need have been ashamed to vie with it.
You'd be but a fierce young hound indeed, if at your time of life you could help to hunt a wretched warmint, hunted as near death and dunghill as this poor wretched warmint is
Fifty-and-three have I slain in my youth without a wound, and now for many years I have challenged, like a cock on a dunghill, and none crow in answer.
I would like him to be an honour to his family, as we live in days when our kings liberally reward learning that is virtuous and worthy; for learning without virtue is a pearl on a dunghill.
This rabbit dead, the Abbe Adelmonte has its entrails taken out by his cook and thrown on the dunghill; on this dunghill is a hen, who, pecking these intestines, is in her turn taken ill, and dies next day.
The Jat stood on his dunghill and the King's elephants went by.
So the cow was killed, and cut up; and the stomach, in which Tom lay, was thrown out upon a dunghill.
On Mount Sainte-Geneviève a sort of Job of the Middle Ages, for the space of thirty years, chanted the seven penitential psalms on a dunghill at the bottom of a cistern, beginning anew when he had finished, singing loudest at night,
True," replied the Crane; "but I soar to the heights of heaven and lift up my voice to the stars, while you walk below, like a cock, among the birds of the dunghill.
He squirms on his dunghill, and like a child lost in the dark among goblins, calls to the gods that he is their younger brother, a prisoner of the quick that is destined to be as free as they--monuments of egotism reared by the epiphenomena; dreams and the dust of dreams, that vanish when the dreamer vanishes and are no more when he is not.
Throw me on a dunghill, and let me rot there, to infect the air
The Treasures," sir,' repeated Silas, reading very distinctly, '"of a Dunghill.