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(as) rare as rocking horse manure

slang Extremely rare or unlikely; all but, or most likely, impossible or non-existent. Primarily heard in Ireland. An honest person in politics? Yeah, that's as rare as rocking horse manure. I'm sorry to say, but the part this engine needs is rare as rocking horse manure. They haven't manufactured these in nearly 50 years!
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like flies to manure

Gathering around in large numbers with intense, irresistible interest. We brought out the water slide for the party and the kids came running like flies to manure. Whenever I park my Ferrari, there's inevitably a crowd that forms around to gawk at it, like flies to manure.
See also: flies, like, manure

rocking horse manure

slang Something is extremely rare or unlikely; all but, or most likely, impossible or non-existent. Typically used in the phrase "(as) rare as rocking horse manure." An honest person in politics? Yeah, that's as rare as rocking horse manure. I'm sorry to say, but the part this engine needs is rare as rocking horse manure. They haven't manufactured these in nearly 50 years!
See also: horse, manure, rocking

like flies to manure

Rur. eagerly gathering in large numbers. (Has unpleasant connotations because of the reference to manure.) Look at all them folks going to the freak show like flies to manure. The reporters hovered around the movie star like flies to manure.
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rocking-horse manure

something extremely rare. Australian informal
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However, the green manuring did not significantly change soil salinity.
The dairy manure combined with green manuring significantly increased alkaline N and available P in mudflat saline soil, and the concentrations of alkaline N and available P in the soil increased with increasing DMA rates at the four experimental dates (Figure 4).
The effect of dairy manure combined with green manuring on metal concentrations in grain of maize was shown in Figure 6.
Therefore, salinity reduction of mudflat saline soil might be attributed to the fact that OM enrichment by dairy manure combined with green manuring reduced soil bulk density, broke soil capillary, and suppressed salt solution rise through soil capillary [28, 29].
Statistical differences were not detected in all cases of manuring treatment although rotting appeared less where no fertilizer or organic manure was applied.
Higher plant vigour in organic manure and NPK fertilizer treatment plots than in no manuring treatment plots was a clear evidence of improved nutritional status of the soil as a result of appropriate doses of the treatment (soil amendments) in this study.
The combined effects of cultivar and manuring treatment on the yield varied among the cultivars.
practical for ongoing green manuring. It would work fine for a new area
(1997) does not recommend manuring soybeans or provide an example for calculating soybean N requirements, the practice is not forbidden (Iowa Administrative Bulletin 1996).
Green manuring has several beneficial effects in crop production.
Farmers are unable to appreciate the benefits of green manuring, since the benefits sometimes are not as spectacular as those observed from direct application of inorganic fertilizers (Abrol and Palaniappan, 1988).
The aim of this study was to evaluate the economic profitability of pre-season cowpea green manure in a derived savannah ecological zone of Nigeria using maize as a test crop, with the objective to determine the profitability cowpea green manuring with respect to the appropriate time of planting before the cropping seasons begins.