compost + -ure
composture (plural compostures)
- 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