dunging and scouring are commonly alternated, and are two of the most important steps in the process.
And thus much for the fashion, digging, and dunging of gardens.
In dunging corn in the holes, put two in a hill on any kind of soil where corn will grow, and you will have a good crop.
A process very similar to dunging is employed after dyeing, to clear and give purity to the undyed parts.
But what if a little culture about the roots (not dunging, which it abhors) and frequent stirring of the mould, double its growth?
The operations of dunging and clearing are noticed above (see dunging).
This is the principle and the object of two operations, to which the names of dunging and clearing have been given.
Old English dung "manure, fertilizer," common Germanic (cf. Old Frisian and Old Saxon dung "manure;" Old High German tunga "manuring," tung "underground room covered with manure;" German Dung; Old Norse dyngja "heap of manure, women's apartment; Swedish dynga "dung, muck;" Danish dynge "heap, mass, pile"), from PIE *dhengh- "covering" (cf. Lithuanian dengti "to cover," Old Irish dingim "I press").
The word recalls the ancient Germanic custom (reported by Tacitus) of covering underground shelters with manure to keep in warmth in winter. The meaning "animal excrement," whether used as fertilizer or not, is from late 13c.
The whole body of journeymen tailors is divided into two classes, denominated Flints and Dungs: the former work by the day and receive all equal wages; the latter work generally by the piece .Dung beetle attested by 1630s.
(1.) Used as manure (Luke 13:8); collected outside the city walls (Neh. 2:13). Of sacrifices, burned outside the camp (Ex. 29:14; Lev. 4:11; 8:17; Num. 19:5). To be "cast out as dung," a figurative expression (1 Kings 14:10; 2 Kings 9:37; Jer. 8:2; Ps. 18:42), meaning to be rejected as unprofitable. (2.) Used as fuel, a substitute for firewood, which was with difficulty procured in Syria, Arabia, and Egypt (Ezek. 4:12-15), where cows' and camels' dung is used to the present day for this purpose.