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compost heap


a collection of organic and kitchen refuse set up so that it decomposes for use in fertilizing and conditioning a garden or yard; also called compost pile's 21st Century Lexicon
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  • Rake up the leaves, and add everything of this kind to the compost heap.

    Amateur Gardencraft Eben E. Rexford
  • Or a compost heap may be prepared with successive layers of soil and manure or other humus making material.

    The Tomato 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.

  • Doubtless, in some part of the ground you can find a corner that will be the proper place for the compost heap.

    Garden Ornaments Mary H. Northend
  • All dead plants and refuse should be removed and covered up in a compost heap.

    Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study Ontario Ministry of Education
  • The soil should be made fine and fertilized with well-rotted manure from the compost heap before setting out the young perennials.

    Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study Ontario Ministry of Education
  • There were cooking smells—barbecue and Cuban spices—and a little hint of septic tank or compost heap.


    Cory Doctorow
  • The latter came from a compost heap of street sweepings which had been standing two years and was supposed to be nutritious.

  • When Mr. Bodge halted for a simile Hiram grunted under his breath: "Like a compost heap."

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