cow chips


plural noun

dried cow dung used especially for fuel by early settlers, explorers, etc., in the American West.

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Origin of cow chips

An Americanism dating back to 1865–70
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Example sentences from the Web for cow chips

  • For ourselves, we built a fire of cow-chips and made out a supper on bacon and flapjacks.