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brown earth

an intrazonal soil of temperate humid regions typically developed under deciduous forest into a dark rich layer (mull): characteristic of much of southern and central England
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  • Then he came toward Pearl, over the bare, brown earth, running low.

    The Black Pearl Mrs. Wilson Woodrow
  • Nothing but the brown earth sides and the brown earth bottom.

    A Maid of the Kentucky Hills Edwin Carlile Litsey
  • On either side of him lay the brown earth, silently nurturing the implanted seed.

    The Octopus Frank Norris
  • But they always came in saying that there was nothing but brown earth to be seen.

  • The pastures and wheat fields are a vivid green, contrasting beautifully with the cool, brown earth of the ploughed land.

    In Pastures Green Peter McArthur
  • There is no sorrow, only a little pressure through the brown earth.

    Prisoners Mary Cholmondeley
  • He looked out across a wide circle of sward, dotted with hummocks of brown earth.

    Gold Out of Celebes Aylward Edward Dingle
  • There was nothing now but the brown earth under the white thorn.

    Adam Bede George Eliot
  • Upon the plateau I saw my rusty old disk harrow–a legacy from Milt–standing on the brown earth.

    The Idyl of Twin Fires Walter Prichard Eaton
  • At times an arrow of sunlight breaks through the shields of clouds, and kisses the brown earth with a quivering spot of light.

    The Love Story of Abner Stone Edwin Carlile Litsey

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