Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A fork used in moving stable-manure. Also muck-fork.
- n. In entomology, a pointed or forked process upon which tho larvæ of certain coleopterous insects carry about their own excrement, as in the genera Cassida, Coptocycla, and the like. See cut under Coptocycla.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A fork for tossing dung.
- dung + fork (Wiktionary)
“John for his part was not backward, but gave himself the most wonderful airs of secrecy and importance, till half the parish began to think that the affairs of the nation were in his hand, and he scorned the sight of a dungfork.”
“To go to communion worthily gives God great glory, but a man with a dungfork in his hand, a woman with a slop-pail, give him glory too.”
“To lift up the hands in prayer gives God glory, but a man with a dungfork in his hand, a woman with a sloppail, give him glory too. he is so great that all things give him glory if you mean they should.”
“B.A., described in the calendar as a mixer and wordpainter, with part of a sivispacem (Gaeltact for dungfork) on the fair green at the hour of twenty-four o’clock sought (the bullycassidy of the friedhoffer!) to sack, sock, stab and slaughter singlehanded another two of the old kings, Gush Mac Gale and Roaring”
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