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  • v. Present participle of manure.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of process of applying manure; also, the manure applied.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The addition of any substance to the soil to increase its fertility; fertilizing.


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  • P.S. -- Am I to suppose that you have abandoned the idea of manuring an acre of wheat for thirteen shillings?

    Essays in Natural History and Agriculture

  • The tribes who still retain the semblance of independence are forced to perform all the labor of the fields, such as manuring the land, weeding, reaping, building, making dams and canals, and at the same time to support themselves.

    Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa

  • But clearing and green-manuring the rest of the area should get us off to a running start in the spring.

    Get set, go

  • GMOs are a product of “industrial agriculture” where farmers try to gain the greatest productivity and provide the cheapest food possible without the laborious practices of manuring soils, planting, fertilizing, weeding and harvesting crops.

    So What Passes for Food These Days?

  • The secret, we found, lay in the heavy trampling and manuring of the ground during the pony sales.


  • They participated in both paid and subsistence agricultural work: stone-picking, planting, manuring, weeding, and harvesting.

    Gutenber-e Help Page

  • Almost all adult women worked in subsistence agriculture, performing physically challenging tasks such as clearing, digging, planting, weeding, manuring, harvesting, gleaning, and animal husbandry.

    Gutenber-e Help Page

  • Another way to compost is directly onto the garden, sometimes called sheet mulching or direct green manuring.

    Organic Gardening: Compost

  • This largess is spread, like manuring the fields, to create better crops.

    "We the People..."

  • He applied the agricultural lesson of manuring to the whole spectacle of life and insisted that we were living in a “nitrogen-starved world”.

    The Shape of Things to Come


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