verb (used with object)
- dune buggy,
- dung beetle,
- dung fly,
Origin of dung
Examples from the Web for dunging
This is the principle and the object of two operations, to which the names of dunging and clearing have been given.
The operations of dunging and clearing are noticed above (see Dunging).
But what if a little culture about the roots (not dunging, which it abhors) and frequent stirring of the mould, double its growth?Sylva, Vol. 1 (of 2)|John Evelyn
Dunging and scouring are commonly alternated, and are two of the most important steps in the process.
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.The Stronghold|Miriam Haynie
- excrement, esp of animals; manure
- (as modifier)dung cart
Word Origin for dung
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.