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noun as in kitchen midden

noun as in sanitary landfill

noun as in scrap heap

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This can lead to the description of new species, as happened with Ptinus priminidi, a never-before-seen spider beetle plucked out of a midden in modern-day Arizona in 1976.

As successive generations of packrats add layer after layer to a midden, they slowly build boulder-sized masses in caves, cliff faces, and other nooks and crannies that can persist for millennia.

This dissolves the amberat that holds the midden matrix together.

Over the years, he’s handled hundreds of middens—and smelled them, too.

Of course, to render a midden scientifically valuable, you need more than a sensitive nose.

He'll shoot higher that shoots at the moon, than he that shoots at the midden, e'en though he may miss his mark.

Sir Banas, he comes in the night and makes them all alive at the back of our kitchen-midden,' piped the child.

Possibly the party kept too far inland to see the shell midden sites along the Bay shore.

"Saft beddin's gude for sair banes," quo' Howie when he streekit himsel on the midden-head.

Whether they be remnants of an elevated sea-beach, or of some Indian ‘kitchen-midden,’ I dare not decide.


On this page you'll find 23 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to midden, such as: compost heap, kitchen refuse, and shell mound.

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