thost

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English thost, from Old English þost (dung; ordure), from Proto-Germanic *þustaz (manure), from Proto-Indo-European *tews- (to clear; empty; drain).

Noun[edit]

thost (uncountable)

  1. (dialectal or obsolete) dung
    • 1899, William Thomas Fernie, Animal Simples, Approved for Modern Uses of Cure:
      To do away a dwarf, i.e., epileptic fit or convulsion, "give to the troubled man to eat thost (dung) of a white hound, pounded to dust and mingled with meal and baked to a cake, ere the hour of the dwarfs seizure, whether by day or by night it be; [...]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old English þost, from Proto-Germanic *þustaz.

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Noun[edit]

thost (plural thostis)

  1. Fecal matter; dung or feces, especially that of animals.
  2. (rare) Something without worth.

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