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noun 
  1. (idiom, slang, dated) Horse manure, especially when deposited on a road.
    • 1964, P. S. Martin; and F. W. Sharrock, "Pollen Analysis of Prehistoric Human Feces: A New Approach to Ethnobotany," American Antiquity, vol. 30, no. 2, p. 171,
    • :Samples 7"12 contained coarsely chewed plant material; several closely resembled the "" of horse and burro.
Etymology: Probably with reference to the supposed similarity to rotten apples.


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