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  • n. Plural form of midden.


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  • From the article: Packrats, which look like brown squirrels with Dumbo ears, are skilled home builders, and their massive nests, known as middens, can last 10,000 to 20,000 years though they are not usually inhabited the entire time.

    Packrat Middens

  • A world where oaths could be cast out with the chamberpots onto the middens was a world doomed to the rule of the likes of Count Syzambry and the Star Brothers.

    Conan the Relentless

  • The south end of the lake, Mr. Zaborowski said, held one of the largest 'middens' (garbage dumps) for aboriginal villagers centuries ago.


  • Woodrats also are known as packrats because they build yard-wide, 2-foot-tall "middens" using twigs, branches, pottery shards and other debris.

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  • In like manner the eatable cockle, mussel, and periwinkle (Cardium edule, Mytilus edulis, and Littorina littorea), which are met with in great numbers in the "middens," are of the ordinary dimensions which they acquire in the ocean, whereas the same species now living in the adjoining parts of the Baltic only attain a third of their natural size, being stunted and dwarfed in their growth by the quantity of fresh water poured by rivers into that inland sea.

    The Antiquity of Man

  • I often saw their middens in the forest, huge heaps of discarded seed husks.

    Bird Cloud

  • Our middens will contain numerous paper clips and pennies.

    Archeology and Waste « Colleen Anderson

  • Travirca believes many artifacts he's finding come from middens, or mounds where families lived and buried their dead.

    Oil spill cleanup turns up trove of Indian relics

  • He is the author of well over 100 research publications including journal articles, book chapters, and six books on desert grassland, the cacti of Sonora, the Sonoran desert tortoise, and packrat middens and the paleoecology of the southwestern deserts.

    Contributor: Tom Van Devender

  • Or in comparison to the middens and bings of Lochgelly, Auchterderan and Lumphinans.

    Giving evidence to the Chilcot inquiry, Tony Blair said: “I...


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