• WordNet 3.6
    • v compost convert to compost "compost organic debris"
    • n compost a mixture of decaying vegetation and manure; used as a fertilizer
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Compost (Agric) A mixture for fertilizing land; esp., a composition of various substances (as muck, mold, lime, and stable manure) thoroughly mingled and decomposed, as in a compost heap. "And do not spread the compost on the weeds
      To make them ranker."
    • Compost A mixture; a compound. "A sad compost of more bitter than sweet."
    • Compost To manure with compost.
    • Compost To mingle, as different fertilizing substances, in a mass where they will decompose and form into a compost.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n compost A mixture.
    • n compost A mixed dish; a compote.
    • n compost In agriculture, a mixture or composition of various manuring substances for fertilizing land.
    • n compost A composition for plastering the exterior of houses. Usually called compo.
    • compost To manure with compost.
    • compost To plaster.
    • compost To form or convert into compost. See compost, n., 3.
    • n compost A computation or calendar of astronomical and ecclesiastical data.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Compost (Shak.) a mixture for manure: a kind of plaster
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. compost, fr. L. compositus, p. p. See Composite
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. composer, from L. cum, and pausāre, to cease, to rest.


In literature:

Our bones ached, our throats were limekilns, composts of sores were our ragged feet.
"A Daughter of Raasay" by William MacLeod Raine
Flesh, therefore, is, when properly composted, a valuable nitrogenous manure.
"Manures and the principles of manuring" by Charles Morton Aikman
Whilst thriving in any ordinary soil, they produce very fine bloom when in a rich porous compost.
"Little Folks (December 1884)" by Various
Getting a stable fork he struck sharply into the compost.
"A Man of Two Countries" by Alice Harriman
This answers better than almost any other compost.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
At least two feet, better three feet, of the border compost should be placed above the drainage material.
"Manual of American Grape-Growing" by U. P. Hedrick
The usual compost to manure the trees in transplanting will be found elsewhere.
"Soil Culture" by J. H. Walden
It keeps the compost moist.
"The Elements of Agriculture" by George E. Waring
The world was a curious compost to Eugene and he was always anxious to find out how other people lived.
"The "Genius"" by Theodore Dreiser
The compost is lifted on the wall by a fork and another man stands on the wall and treads it in.
"Cottage Building in Cob, Pisé, Chalk and Clay" by Clough Williams-Ellis
Every year, add a top dressing of some commercial fertilizer or a little finely pulverized compost which may be brushed in.
"Garden and Forest Weekly, Volume 1 No. 1, February 29, 1888" by Various
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
"Student's Hand-book of Mushrooms of America, Edible and Poisonous" by Thomas Taylor
The same process occurs when a "compost" is set up.
"A Living from the Land" by William B. Duryee
Some add a proportion of sand to this compost.
"Orchids" by James O'Brien
It is better to apply manure in the form of a compost than to use it in a fresh state or unmixed.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 3" by Various
It is important, in garden operations, that the Manure be rotted or composted, or "short" or "fine," as the gardeners say.
"The Practical Garden-Book" by C. E. Hunn
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

In poetry:

Continue pounding and compound
All that I witnessed here
To graveyard compost, as you did
For almost forty years.
"Soul" by Boris Pasternak
Some are of iron, to affront the gay,
And some of bronze, to satirize the brave,
But most are merely a compost of clay
Cut in the sleepy features of a slave.
"The Golden Corpse" by Stephen Vincent Benet
Behold this compost! behold it well!
Perhaps every mite has once form'd part of a sick person—Yet behold!
The grass of spring covers the prairies,
The bean bursts noiselessly through the mould in the garden,
"This Compost" by Walt Whitman
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:

Marshall pointed out that $125,000 would have to be spent to prepare the site for the new composting process and the materials recovery facility.
City Compost Sites Closing Video.
The City of Minot is closing its compost sites for the season.
They stay there — along with other food scraps — until he can carry them on two buses and two trains to compost bins in Union Square.
While composting is considered an art, the basics are very simple.
Easiest of all is passive composting .
Sheet composting is similar but requires a bit more care in choosing and layering materials.
The Key West City Commission on Nov 7 will consider a donation-funded plan to construct a composting shed to use the manure generated by the Police Department's four patrol horses.
With a composting shed, that cost would go away.
Others, however, turn them into fertilizer by composting them.
Experts say most anyone can compost , and they say a compost pile can be as big or small as a homeowner needs.
City's compost site closed for the winter.
Compost site winter closure.
Cupertino's compost site is closed for the winter.
KMUD getting ready for new compost facility.

In science:

Therefore to verify the image of the horizontal map is in this image it suffices to verify the compostion with ∂ vanishes.
Dual 2-complexes in 4-manifolds
Here S is PPP(θdy/y ). A characteristic feature is that it is the only self-similar Markov compostion structure which is right-regenerative.
Self-similar and Markov composition structures
Pi correspond to the compostion factors of the Pi .
Tilting theory and cluster algebras