• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Manuring The act of process of applying manure; also, the manure applied.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Bernd Eilts, a German artist, turns dried cow manure into wall clocks and small sculptures. He is now expanding his business to include cow dung wrist watches
    • n manuring The addition of any substance to the soil to increase its fertility; fertilizing.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: An Estee Lauder perfume called "Country Mist" had disappointing sales in Germany where the word "Mist" was slang for manure
    • n Manuring a dressing or spreading of manure on land
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  • Ezra Pound
    “Humanity is the rich effluvium, it is the waste and the manure and the soil, and from it grows the tree of the arts.”
  • D. H. Lawrence
    “The fairest thing in nature, a flower, still has its roots in earth and manure.”
  • J. Paul Getty
    “Money is like manure. You have to spread it around or it smells.”
  • Jr. Murchison
    Jr. Murchison
    “Money is like manure. If you spread it around it does a lot of good. But if you pile it up in one place it stinks like hell.”
  • Thomas Jefferson
    “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Contr. of Fr. manœuvrer. See Manœuvre.


In literature:

Ill-judged mercy falls, not like dew, but like a great heap of manure, on the rank deed.
"Night and Morning, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
A cargo of guano was also imported, the rich manure being mixed up in liberal quantities with the loam.
"The Crater" by James Fenimore Cooper
At first they filled the entire bed with fresh stable manure and straw.
"Ethel Morton's Enterprise" by Mabell S.C. Smith
Mixed dirt with manure.
"Slave Narratives: Arkansas Narratives" by Work Projects Administration
He remembered the cost of the manure he had put upon his fields that year, and regretted that useless outlay.
"Fenton's Quest" by M. E. Braddon
We must procure a certain amount of straw, or we'd have no manure, and you can't work a farm without manure.
"A Mere Accident" by George Moore
He made use of manure when possible, but the supply of this was limited and commercial fertilizers were unknown.
"George Washington: Farmer" by Paul Leland Haworth
One plot was sown without manure, another was sown with manure, a third had a different kind of manure.
"Hodge and His Masters" by Richard Jefferies
Manure is scattered over the fields with the hands.
"Eighty Years And More; Reminiscences 1815-1897" by Elizabeth Cady Stanton
His expenditure for artificial manure does not exceed that of hundreds of good farmers.
"A Walk from London to John O'Groat's" by Elihu Burritt
Few plantations are so rich in soil as not to be improved by manure.
"Camp-Fire and Cotton-Field" by Thomas W. Knox
Continue to dig, and manure the borders, not leaving the manure exposed, or it will lose power.
"Flowers and Flower-Gardens" by David Lester Richardson
Cartloads of these bones are said to have been thrown on the land as manure.
"Somerset" by G.W. Wade and J.H. Wade
For whooping cough: A tea made of sheep shandy (manure); catnip tea.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Work Projects Administration
And everything was flowing in the yard, chaotically mingled; manure and farming implements, staves and straw.
"Pictures of Sweden" by Hans Christian Andersen
The Germans use rich manures, but I do not think this is the case in France.
"A Residence in France" by J. Fenimore Cooper
A great heap of manure was collected in front of it.
"The Invasion of France in 1814" by Émile Erckmann
The kinds mentioned below flourish in ordinary good garden soil of a gritty nature, that has been deeply dug and well-manured.
"Beautiful Bulbous Plants" by John Weathers
Late growth, encouraged by high manuring, is injurious.
"American Pomology" by J. A. Warder
In answer to Mr. Concannon: We claim to be entitled to take the seaweed for manure.
"The South Isles of Aran" by Oliver J. Burke

In poetry:

Sow to the ploughing guns
Seed of your splendid sons.
Let your heroic slain
Richly manure the plain.
What will the harvest be?
Unborn of Unborn will see. . . .
"Don't Cheer" by Robert W Service
If there were salvia-savage bolshevists
To burn the world back to manure-good ash.
Wouldn't I stick the salvia in my coat!
But these themselves must burn, these louts!
"Hibiscus And Salvia Flowers" by D H Lawrence
Dig, manure, and prune, and train—
Suns, and dew, and vernal rain,
Seek from Heaven, nor seek in vain—
Flowers and fruits reward thy pain—
Fair the smiling land.
"To Teachers of The Young" by Janet Hamilton
Spare them, and let me try
What farther means may do;
I'll fresh manure apply,
My digging I'll renew
Who knows but yet they fruit may yield!
If not--'tis just, they must be felled.
"The Barren Fig-Tree" by John Newton
If frost returning interrupt the plough,
Then is the time, along the hardened ridge,
To drive manure, and toss around the heaps,
O'er all the surface equally dispread,
Not scattered carelessly.
"British Georgics. February" by James Grahame
All doors are flung open — in stable and in cowbarn;
Pigeons peck at oats fallen in the snow;
And the culprit of all this and its life-begetter—
The pile of manure — is pungent with ozone.
"March" by Boris Pasternak

In news:

FREEBORN — A driver was injured Saturday when a tanker truck full of pig manure toppled on the west side of Freeborn .
Killington turns to manure power.
In 1998, the dairy received an award from the state Department of Ecology for outstanding manure-handling practices.
Farmers have a new product from SFP that will improve the stability of nitrogen and phosphorus in manure, making these nutrients more available to plants.
The bay program says the buffers keep fertilizer and manure from running off farm fields into waterways, where it can cause algae blooms that harm water quality.
The calculations can also help crop and livestock producers estimate the value of manure that may be transferred or sold from one entity to another.
Steamboat Springs — Another ski area has harnessed the power of methane to create electricity — but this time, much less manure is involved.
Leaves, grass, manures, food scraps, paper towels and other organic materials are digested by worms, insects and bacteria to create rich compost .
PCE's MobileStar pump control system was also showcased in live demonstrations at the Manure Expo.
A maneuver of manure at Bridgewater Dairy Farm .
Manures vary in a number of ways, reflecting the nature of each animal.
These products add to manure 's increasing importance as a fertilizer.
Manure contains extra nutrients for plants and builds the organic profile of the soil.
A certification workshop is happening Monday designed for manure applicators.
The plots were planted using slurry seeding , which uses a combination of disturbance tillage, hog manure and cover crop seed planted all in one pass.