muck-midden

 a dunghill. N.

A glossary of provincial and local words used in England. . 1790.

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  • muck-midden — muckˈheap or muckˈ midden noun A dunghill • • • Main Entry: ↑muck …   Useful english dictionary

  • midden — (n.) mid 14c., dung hill, of Scandinavian origin; Cf. Dan. mèdding, from mèg muck (see MUCK (Cf. muck) (n.)) + dynge heap of dung (see DUNG (Cf. dung)). Modern archaeological sense of kitchen midden is from Danish excavations …   Etymology dictionary

  • Muck — Muck, n. [Icel. myki; akin to D. m[ o]g. Cf. {Midden}.] 1. Dung in a moist state; manure. Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. Vegetable mold mixed with earth, as found in low, damp places and swamps. [1913 Webster] 3. Anything filthy or vile. Spenser. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Muck bar — Muck Muck, n. [Icel. myki; akin to D. m[ o]g. Cf. {Midden}.] 1. Dung in a moist state; manure. Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. Vegetable mold mixed with earth, as found in low, damp places and swamps. [1913 Webster] 3. Anything filthy or vile. Spenser.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Muck iron — Muck Muck, n. [Icel. myki; akin to D. m[ o]g. Cf. {Midden}.] 1. Dung in a moist state; manure. Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. Vegetable mold mixed with earth, as found in low, damp places and swamps. [1913 Webster] 3. Anything filthy or vile. Spenser.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • muck pile — Muck Muck, n. [Icel. myki; akin to D. m[ o]g. Cf. {Midden}.] 1. Dung in a moist state; manure. Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. Vegetable mold mixed with earth, as found in low, damp places and swamps. [1913 Webster] 3. Anything filthy or vile. Spenser.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • midden — [mid′ n] n. [ME midding < Scand, as in Dan mögdynge < mög, muck + dynge, a heap] 1. Brit. a dunghill or refuse heap 2. short for KITCHEN MIDDEN …   English World dictionary

  • Midden — Mid den, n. [Also {midding}.] [Cf. Dan. m[ o]gdynge, E. muck, and dung.] [1913 Webster] 1. A dunghill. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster] 2. An accumulation of refuse about a dwelling place; especially, an accumulation of shells or of cinders, bones,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Midden — Kitchen midden at Elizabeth Island, Strait of Magellan as excavated by the Albatross party with the Albatross at anchor …   Wikipedia

  • muck — [13] The original meaning of muck is ‘excrement’; the more general ‘dirt’ is a 14thcentury development. It goes back to a prehistoric Germanic *muk , *meuk ‘soft’. This was also the source of Danish møg ‘dung’ (which provides the first syllable… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins


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