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See definition of midden on Dictionary.com
  • as inkitchen midden
  • as insanitary landfill
  • as inscrap heap

synonyms for midden

  • compost heap
  • kitchen refuse
  • shell mound
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How to use midden in a sentence

Over the years, he’s handled hundreds of middens—and smelled them, too.
WHAT’S IN A PACKRAT’S PETRIFIED PEE? JUST A FEW THOUSAND YEARS OF SECRETS.RACHEL FELTMANAUGUST 12, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
Of course, to render a midden scientifically valuable, you need more than a sensitive nose.
WHAT’S IN A PACKRAT’S PETRIFIED PEE? JUST A FEW THOUSAND YEARS OF SECRETS.RACHEL FELTMANAUGUST 12, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
This dissolves the amberat that holds the midden matrix together.
WHAT’S IN A PACKRAT’S PETRIFIED PEE? JUST A FEW THOUSAND YEARS OF SECRETS.RACHEL FELTMANAUGUST 12, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
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.
WHAT’S IN A PACKRAT’S PETRIFIED PEE? JUST A FEW THOUSAND YEARS OF SECRETS.RACHEL FELTMANAUGUST 12, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
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.
WHAT’S IN A PACKRAT’S PETRIFIED PEE? JUST A FEW THOUSAND YEARS OF SECRETS.RACHEL FELTMANAUGUST 12, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
He'll shoot higher that shoots at the moon, than he that shoots at the midden, e'en though he may miss his mark.
THE PROVERBS OF SCOTLANDALEXANDER HISLOP
Sir Banas, he comes in the night and makes them all alive at the back of our kitchen-midden,' piped the child.
KIMRUDYARD KIPLING
Possibly the party kept too far inland to see the shell midden sites along the Bay shore.
THE ABORIGINAL POPULATION OF ALAMEDA AND CONTRA COSTA COUNTIES, CALIFORNIAS. F. COOK
"Saft beddin's gude for sair banes," quo' Howie when he streekit himsel on the midden-head.
THE PROVERBS OF SCOTLANDALEXANDER HISLOP
Whether they be remnants of an elevated sea-beach, or of some Indian ‘kitchen-midden,’ I dare not decide.
AT LASTCHARLES KINGSLEY
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO MIDDEN

  • compost heap
  • kitchen refuse
  • midden
  • shell mound
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.