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Word: compost

Definition: mixture of decaying organic matter used as fertilizer; V: put or make compost


Sentences Containing 'compost'

The better part of the man is soon plowed into the soil for compost.
It was of small dimensions, with a peaked cottage roof, and not much else to be seen, the dirt being raised five feet all around as if it were a compost heap.

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