"That's a great deal to make one word mean," Alice said in a thoughtful tone. "When I make a word do a lot of work like that," said Humpty Dumpty, "I always pay it extra."

Friday, 27 April 2012


A midden is a a dunghill or refuse heap; this is also an archeological term for a mound or deposit containing shells, animal bones, and other refuse that indicates the site of a human settlement.

1 comment:

  1. I think I read an English (or possibly American) novel once entitled The Midden. Unfortunately I don't remember anything about it other than the title. But ever since then, I've known the word...