What does the word guano mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • The excrement of sea- birds; used as a fertilizer.

Usage examples for guano

  1. I overheard from one of the crew of the Southern Cross, he said, that the ship was supposed to be drifting towards Nelson Straits, which is the only opening into Smyth's Channel ever attempted hereabouts, even in fine weather, by small sealers and guano- boats. – His Unknown Wife by Louis Tracy
  2. On the whole, one's blessedness is to do as Oliver: Work while the sun is up; work well as if Eternities depended on it; and then sleep,- if under the guano- mountains of Human Stupor, if handsomely forgotten all at once, that latter is the handsome thing! – The Correspondence of Thomas Carlyle and Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1834-1872, Vol II. by Thomas Carlyle and Ralph Waldo Emerson