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- n. The dung or manure of cattle.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The dung of cattle.
From Middle English scharn, from Old English scearn ("sharn, dung, muck, filth"), from Proto-Germanic *skarnan (“manure”), from Proto-Indo-European *sker- (“dung, manure”). Cognate with North Frisian skern ("dung, manure"), Danish, Swedish, and Icelandic skarn ("dung"). (Wiktionary)