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 for manure
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  manure \ma*nure"\ (m[.a]*n[=u]r"), n.
     Any matter which makes land productive; a fertilizing
     substance. Especially,, dung, the contents of stables and
     barnyards, decaying animal or vegetable substances, etc.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Manure \Ma*nure"\ (m[.a]*n[=u]r"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Manured
     (m[.a]*n[=u]rd"); p. pr. & vb. n. Manuring.] [Contr, from
     OF. manuvrer, manovrer, to work with the hand, to cultivate
     by manual labor, F. man[oe]uvrer. See Manual, Ure,
     Opera, and cf. Inure.]
     1. To cultivate by manual labor; to till; hence, to develop
        by culture. [Obs.]
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              To whom we gave the strand for to manure. --Surrey.
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              Manure thyself then; to thyself be improved;
              And with vain, outward things be no more moved.
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     2. To apply manure to; to enrich, as land, by the application
        of a fertilizing substance.
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              The blood of English shall manure the ground.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: any animal or plant material used to fertilize land
           especially animal excreta usually with litter material
      v 1: spread manure, as for fertilization [syn: manure, muck]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  39 Moby Thesaurus words for "manure":
     BM, ammonia, bowel movement, buffalo chips, ca-ca,
     castor-bean meal, commercial fertilizer, compost, coprolite,
     coprolith, cow chips, cow flops, cow pats, crap, defecation,
     dingleberry, dressing, droppings, dung, enrichener, feces,
     feculence, fertilizer, guano, jakes, movement, muck, night soil,
     nitrate, nitrogen, ordure, organic fertilizer, phosphate, sewage,
     sewerage, shit, stool, superphosphate, turd

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  MANURE, Dung. When collected in a heap, it is considered as personal 
  property, but, when spread, it becomes a part of the land and acquires the 
  character of real estate. Alleyn, 31; 2 Ired. R. 326. 

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