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g wonoh

  • n  the excrement of sea birds; used as fertilizer

  • On Peru's rainless, guano (dung)covered Chincha Islands, Director Carlos Llosa Belaunde of the semi-official Compaia Administradora del Guano fondly examined a guano sample.
  • In the days when the nitrates from bird-droppings were worth big money, Jarvis was an important place for guano hunters.
  • When and if all the guano is mined in ten years or so, says Ruben, "we'll simply offer tourists the only tram ride across the greatest hole on earth.
News & Articles

  • 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.
    June 17, 2013 - La Jolla Light

  • Hale Irwin in Independent Online
    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.'"
  • Alexander Haig in Globe and Mail
    - 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...

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