TEM8 IELTS GRE TOEFL
粪 manure 马牛屙-----什么马呀、牛啊等牲畜屙出来、拉出来的东西。
2. denoting 'dung spread in cultivating the land'.
3. which at first was used for 'administer land', and more specifically 'cultivate land'.
4. manoeuvre => manure.
- manure: see manoeuvre
- manure (v.)
- c. 1400, "to cultivate land," also "to hold property," from Anglo-French meynoverer, Old French manouvrer "to work with the hands, cultivate; carry out; make, produce," from Medieval Latin manuoperare (see maneuver (n.)). Sense of "work the earth" led to "put dung on the soil" (1590s) and to the current noun meaning "dung spread as fertilizer," which is first attested 1540s. Until late 18c., however, the verb still was used in a figurative sense of "to cultivate the mind, train the mental powers."
It is ... his own painfull study ... that manures and improves his ministeriall gifts. [Milton, 1641]
Related: Manured; manuring.
- manure (n.)
- "dung or compost used as fertilizer," 1540s, see manure (v.).
- 1. There isn't time to dig deeply and put in manure or compost.
- 2. A green manure is a crop grown mainly to improve soil fertility.
- 3. If farm - yard manure is used it must be well rotted.
- 4. Pig - breeding not only improves the people's diet; it makes more manure available.
- 养猪不独可以改善人民生活, 还能多积肥料.
- 5. The farmers were distributing manure over the field.
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