compost heap

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n compost heap a heap of manure and vegetation and other organic residues that are decaying to become compost
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Usage

In literature:

Compost heaps serve as homes for weed seeds, insects and plant diseases.
"The First Book of Farming" by Charles L. Goodrich
Yet in this foul compost-heap art and literature nourished with a tropical luxuriance.
"The Great German Composers" by George T. Ferris
We'll have a compost heap of our own this autumn, mark my words.
"Mary's Meadow" by Juliana Horatia Ewing
Be sure to keep the compost heap under shelter.
"Agriculture for Beginners" by Charles William Burkett
Rake up the leaves, and add everything of this kind to the compost heap.
"Amateur Gardencraft" by Eben E. Rexford
We'll have a compost heap of our own this autumn, mark my words.
"Last Words" by Juliana Horatia Ewing
Build up a compost heap in the rear of the garden with sods and stable manure, for use in the autumn and also the following spring.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study" by Ontario Ministry of Education
Very valuable in a compost heap.
"Soil Culture" by J. H. Walden
The drippings of brine and blood from the meat are collected in buckets and sent to the compost heaps.
"Home Pork Making" by A. W. Fulton
The compost-heap is an Olympus, and the God enthroned upon it is called Jupiter Ammonia.
"Villa Eden:" by Berthold Auerbach
Every time you rake over the lawn or weed the garden, throw into a large basket the refuse and let it form part of the compost heap.
"Garden Ornaments" by Mary H. Northend
In that compost heap of humanity the girl was a vision, and Wade turned to old Christopher with unspoken questions on his parted lips.
"King Spruce, A Novel" by Holman Day
This explains the superiority of good, moist soil as compared to coal ashes for making compost heaps.
"Farm Gardening with Hints on Cheap Manuring" by Anonymous
Or a compost heap may be prepared with successive layers of soil and manure or other humus making material.
"The Tomato" by Paul Work
The best way to mount a ray is to make a nice plaster cast of it, paint it, and then bury the accursed ray in a compost heap.
"Taxidermy and Zoological Collecting" by William T. Hornaday
Have a compost heap properly covered where the uneaten fragments will decompose and make fertilizer, or bury them at once if preferred.
"Foods and Household Management" by Helen Kinne
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In poetry:

We should like to talk big; it's a kind of a right,
When the tongue has got loose and the waistband grown tight;
But, as pretty Miss Prudence remarked to her beau,
On its own heap of compost no biddy should crow.
"Semi-Centennial Celebration Of The New England Society" by Oliver Wendell Holmes

In news:

Are you ready for servers that you can put in the compost heap.
Potted Gardens 101 in the Desert Learn about getting started with a potted garden in the desert the right way so that your efforts do not end up in the compost heap.
The twigs, branchlets, and bark that can be raked up are as equally valuable as leaves in a leaf pile or compost heap.
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