Definitions

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  • n. dunghill; dung heap

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a heap of dung or refuse

Etymologies

muck +‎ heap (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Hitler began talking—sometimes banging his fist on the table, sometimes shouting—about the communists, the Vatican, the Jews, Freemasonry, the press, Karl Marx, Trotsky, and the city of Berlin, which he called an “international muckheap.”

    Human Smoke

  • Hitler began talking -- sometimes banging his fist on the table, sometimes shouting -- about the communists, the Vatican, the Jews, Freemasonry, the press, Karl Marx, Trotsky, and the city of Berlin, which he called an "international muckheap."

    'Human Smoke: The Beginnings of World War II, the End of Civilization'

  • Like maggots in a muckheap, while I went cawdrife.

    Krindlesyke

  • That was the name I swore to drag through every muckheap in France.

    The Line of Love Dizain des Mariages

  • Sir, sir, surely you will not throw your pearl upon that muckheap.

    The Lady of Blossholme

  • Yet Pigault could hardly have deserved even the very modified praise which has been given to him, if he had been constant to the muckheap.

    A History of the French Novel, Vol. 1 From the Beginning to 1800

  • Madame de Staël -- which can even "seem to be" those of "pillars"; and it may appear fantastic and almost insulting to mention one, who in long stretches of his work might almost be called a mere muckheap-raker, in company with them.

    A History of the French Novel, Vol. 1 From the Beginning to 1800

  • A model farm! where the house stands like a fungus in a muckheap, chambers for men horses, oxen, and swine, cleansed and uncleansed, all contiguous to one another!

    Walden~ Chapter 09 (historical)

  • The 120 horses at the troop's current home in St John's Wood create around 1,000tonnes of manure and bedding each year and army bosses want to put it to good use. its new base in 2012, hot water and heating will be powered by pellets created from the muckheap.

    Horse & Hound Online news

  • On a day they announced they would borrow as much in the next two years as all the previous governments in the whole of our history, they looked and sounded utterly bereft of the energy and ideas needed to rescue our country: less of a 'range of exhausted volcanoes', as Disraeli once described the Gladstone cabinet, and more of a decomposing political muckheap.

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