One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A pile of animal dung used for fertilizing land.‘the fire started in a manure heap on their farm’
- ‘This now relatively rare ancestor of the common cultivated mushroom always grows on rich soil, for example in gardens or on manure heaps.’
- ‘Residents have been warned to stay indoors, as fumes from a fire on a vast manure heap pose a risk to their health.’
- ‘The representation of Beatrix Potter's garden was complete with potting shed, cold frame, rainwater butt fountain and manure heap!’
- ‘Neighbours had complained the burning manure heaps were making them ill, making their throats and eyes sore and causing mouth ulcers.’
- ‘The untidy appearance may be caused by plastic bags and sheeting, scrap machinery, derelict sheds, or manure heaps overgrown with weeds.’
- ‘In August, I found several examples of an unfamiliar beetle in a large manure heap near Wimborne St Giles.’
- ‘A lot of people just take horse dung out of the stables from the bedding and pile it up as manure heaps.’
- ‘It is thought the fire began by spontaneous combustion in the manure heap.’
- ‘Encouraged by these finds I searched in other manure heaps and piles of old hay last autumn, finding a number of uncommon species.’
- ‘Most horse yards maintain a large manure heap, and most will be happy for you to take away the odd trailer load, free of charge.’
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