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(Also midding)
(archeology) a mound of domestic refuse containing shells and animal bones marking the site of a prehistoric settlement.  Synonyms: eitchen midden, kitchen midden.
A heap of dung or refuse.  Synonyms: dunghill, muckheap, muckhill.

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... yard was divided into two by a fence, the lower part consisting in the main of a large, steaming midden, crossed by planks in various directions, and at the top a few inverted wheelbarrows. A couple of pigs lay half buried in the manure, asleep, and a busy flock of hens were eagerly scattering the pile of horse-dung from the last morning clearance. A large cock stood in the middle ...
— Pelle the Conqueror, Complete • Martin Andersen Nexo

Words linked to "Midden" :   archeology, pile, cumulus, garbage dump, dump, cumulation, wasteyard, trash dump, archaeology, rubbish dump, waste-yard, mound, heap, dumpsite, agglomerate

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