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 ?
A PEACOCK spreading its gorgeous tail mocked a Crane that passed by, ridiculing the ashen hue of its plumage and saying, "I am robed, like a king, in gold and purple and all the colors of the rainbow; while you have not a bit of color on your wings." "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.
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."
So the cow was killed, and cut up; and the stomach, in which Tom lay, was thrown out upon a dunghill.
Throw me on a dunghill, and let me rot there, to infect the air!'
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 Treasures," sir,' repeated Silas, reading very distinctly, '"of a Dunghill." Mr Venus, sir, would you obleege with the snuffers?' This, to secure attention to his adding with his lips only, 'Mounds!'
Even in our own days, when morals are better understood, an execution, a bruising match, a riot, or a meeting of radical reformers, collects, at considerable hazard to themselves, immense crowds of spectators, otherwise little interested, except to see how matters are to be conducted, or whether the heroes of the day are, in the heroic language of insurgent tailors, flints or dunghills.
It was further gathered that before the Yoruba boy could say sorry, the Hausa boy had slapped him and in the process, the two of them started fighting, and before long, area boys, many of whom living in shanties on the dunghill nearby were said to have taken the opportunity to unleash terror on people in the market and also destroyed food items and carted away some.
P5 million daily grease for a mayor is only the tip of the dunghill.