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dung

  

      n  
1   
a    excrement, esp. of animals; manure  
b    (as modifier)  
dung cart     
2    something filthy  
      vb  
3    tr   to cover (ground) with manure  
     (Old English: prison; related to Old High German tunc cellar roofed with dung, Old Norse dyngja manure heap)  
  dungy      adj  


dung beetle   , chafer  
      n   any of the various beetles of the family Scarabaeidae and related families that feed on or breed in dung  
dung fly  
      n   any of various muscid flies of the subfamily Cordilurinae, such as the predatory yellow dung fly (Scatophaga stercoraria), that frequents cowpats to feed and lay its eggs  
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dung beetle, dung fly, dungy, dun

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