composture

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composture (plural compostures)

  1. Compost, composted manure.
    • 1607 Shakespeare, Timon of Athens, Act 4 Scene 3
      The sea's a thief, whose liquid surge resolves
      The moon into salt tears; the earth's a thief,
      That feeds and breeds by a composture stolen
      From general excrement, each thing's a thief