dove dung

1) Noted in the inventory of a wealthy widow who possibly had a dove-cote.

1585 Item Dove donge iijs, South Cave. The dung of birds and animals formerly had a number of uses, and in tanning it was made into a paste which helped to soften the hides.

places South Cave
dates 1585

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