Words and Phrases
midden

“midden”

Meaning:

dunghill; compost heap

In Literature:

Excerpt from The Bushside Letters by John McFall a.k.a. The Aul Han

ye micht as weel try noo an’ fish in the midden as in the Bush

Excerpt from Sarah Ann by William Forbes Marshall

The kitchen’s like a midden,
an’ the parlour’s like a sty,
there’s half a fut of clabber
on the street outby

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