DUNGHILL. A coward: a cockpit phrase, all but gamecocks
being styled dunghills. To die dunghill; to repent, or shew
any signs of contrition at the gallows. Moving dunghill;
a dirty, filthy man or woman. Dung, an abbreviation of
dunghill, also means a journeyman taylor who submits to
the law for regulating journeymen taylors' wages, therefore
deemed by the flints a coward. See FLINTS.
- The Devil's Dictionary (Ambrose Bierce)
Dung"hill` (?), n. 1.
A heap of dung.
2. Any mean situation or condition; a vile
He . . . lifteth up the beggar from the
dunghill. 1. Sam. ii. 8.
Dunghill fowl, a domestic fowl of common
- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
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