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Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Manure


MANU'RE, verb transitive [Latin manus, hand, and ouvrer, to work, Latin operor.]

1. To cultivate by manual labor; to till.

[In this sense not now used.]

2. To apply to land any fertilizing matter, as dung, compost, ashes, lime, fish, or any vegetable or animal substance.

3. To fertilize; to enrich with nutritive substances.

The corps of half her senate

Manure the fields of Thessaly.

MANU'RE, noun Any matter which fertilizes land, as the contents of stables and barnyards, marl, ashes, fish, salt, and every kind of animal and vegetable substance applied to land, or capable of furnishing nutriment to plants.