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(Also midding)
(archeology) a mound of domestic refuse containing shells and animal bones marking the site of a prehistoric settlement.  Synonyms: eitchen midden, kitchen midden.
A heap of dung or refuse.  Synonyms: dunghill, muckheap, muckhill.

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"Midden" Quotes from Famous Books

... no one knows. Every hamlet throughout Shetland is called a toun. The cottages composing them are very far from attractive-looking edifices, generally built of mud, of one storey, and thatched; with a midden on one side of the door, and a pool of a very doubtful colour and contents on the other. The insides were often large and clean, and tidy enough, and in such I found many of my ...
— Will Weatherhelm - The Yarn of an Old Sailor • W.H.G. Kingston

... work; yet they made up in enthusiasm what they lacked in science, and by five o'clock the pig was cut up and distributed through a score of homes. Every trace of the slaughter was removed, and the refuse buried in the village midden, and pork was the principal article on the breakfast table that morning ...
— The Underworld - The Story of Robert Sinclair, Miner • James C. Welsh

Words linked to "Midden" :   archeology, eitchen midden, wasteyard, muckheap, rubbish dump, trash dump, dumpsite, waste-yard, cumulus, cumulation, garbage dump, pile, archaeology, dunghill, dump, agglomerate, heap, mound

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