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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 abode.

He . . . lifteth up the beggar from the dunghill.
1. Sam. ii. 8.

Dunghill fowl, a domestic fowl of common breed.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)



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