guano guano  /ɡ ˈwɑ ˌnoʊ/


  • (n) the excrement of sea birds; used as fertilizer


  1. In the days when the nitrates from bird-droppings were worth big money, Jarvis was an important place for guano hunters.
  2. Their floors are deep in stinking guano and littered with the skulls and bones of long-dead bats.


  • First cycle of La Jolla Cove odor abatement begins

    Workers were busy Monday morning spraying the rocks above La Jolla Cove with a microbial foam city officials believe will digest years of bird guano on the rocks, eliminating a stench that has nauseated Village residents and visitors for more than a year and a half.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: La Jolla Light

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  1. "The word went around the golf course in, like, five seconds, and everybody knew about it," Irwin recalled. "I think that's when everybody thought, 'Uh-oh, we're in deep guano now.'"
    on Jun 12, 2006 By: Hale Irwin Source: Independent Online

  2. - As for his metaphors, at the 1988 Republican convention, Mr. Haig told delegates that the Democratic Party was "blind as a bat : hanging upside down in dark, damp caves up to its navel in guano." "The curious rule was first introduced in...
    on May 5, 2010 By: Alexander Haig Source: Globe and Mail

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