- n a foul or degraded condition
- n a heap of dung or refuse
- He wants to be acknowledged as the only cock on the dunghill.
- Only his daughter Sylvelie, a flower-on-the-dunghill type, regarded him without loathing.
- On a dunghill back of a farmhouse at Mareuil-en-D1e, the cousins held the famous conversation that sired the fabulous New York Daily News.
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- On the Trails: Middens
Middens. This interesting and useful word comes ultimately from an old Scandinavian term for a dunghill. The sense has been broadened to include heaps of all kinds of refuse and junk.
April 11, 2014 - Juneau Empire
- James Joyce in Vancouver Sun (subscription)
Whatever else is unsure in this stinking dunghill of a world, a mother's love is not,James Joyce said.
- Max Hastings in BBC News
Former Evening Standard editor Max Hastings writes: "We have the wretched spectacle of a BBC chairman resigning while Alastair Campbell crows from the summit of his dunghill."
- Garry Wills in International Herald Tribune
Trying to find a construct, 'the historical Jesus,' is not like finding diamonds in a dunghill, but like finding New York City at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean,Wills says. "It is a mixing of categories, or rather of wholly different...