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  • He turned the USSR from peasant dung-heap to industrial super-power in a single generation.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • Have the guts to drop your lefty morality and see the world as the festering dung-heap of self-interest that it really is.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • Is this the first time that the dung-heap has aided the spring to create the rose?

    Les Miserables

  • He often spent half a day in gazing at a market garden, the beds of lettuce, the chickens on the dung-heap, the horse turning the water-wheel.

    Les Miserables

  • The air taken from above a dung-heap, as has been scientifically proved, is purer than the air taken from above Paris.

    Les Miserables

  • He stumbled along in the hideous dung-heap of the city.

    Les Miserables

  • The same can now be said of the government of the United States; and that includes the dung-heap of ambition that is the Democratic Party.

    Stan Goff: The Obscenity (and the Moratorium)

  • Yet another Arbogast gem plucked from a dung-heap of a film...

    Don't even think it

  • He's off to the dung-heap of opportunistic politics.

    post your election returns here

  • The most frequently quoted summation was by James Anthony Froude, the reigning English historian and biographer of the day, who declared that “in all the world there is not, perhaps, now concentrated in any single spot so much swindling and villainy, so much foul disease, such a hideous dung-heap of moral and physical abomination as in the scene of this far-famed undertaking of nineteenth-century engineering.”

    The Path Between the Seas

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