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black earth

another name for chernozem
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  • What the gardener called the gravel path was black earth, moss-grown.

  • He set the sword in the black earth, and the point was death in the King's son's heart.

    Epic and Romance

    W. P. Ker
  • No, I would not that he should die, or that my beautiful son should be laid in the black earth!

    The Home Fredrika Bremer
  • The natural was made from a black earth, or from the secretion of the cuttle-fish, sepia.

    Museum of Antiquity L. W. Yaggy
  • Twenty yards from this was a cone of black earth twice the height of a man.

    Panther Eye Roy J. Snell
  • It was a soft day and the air, moist on her cheek, smelt of damp, black earth.

    Moor Fires

    E. H. (Emily Hilda) Young
  • Above these beds was a stratum of black earth, underneath a sheet of stalagmite.

    The Prehistoric World E. A. Allen
  • What made the grass come up so green out of the black earth?

  • "Last year's nuts are this year's black earth," said Mowgli.

    The Second Jungle Book Rudyard Kipling
  • Her step was noiseless on the soft, black earth, and soon she came close enough to see Elnora.

    A Girl Of The Limberlost Gene Stratton Porter

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