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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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  • I chose it because, like the brown earth, they just matched the colour of my back.

    The Mahatma and the Hare H. Rider Haggard
  • Sometimes they moved about slowly, or stooped with their hands in the brown earth.

  • There are wonderful sunsets over the brown earth or white snow.

    The Worn Doorstep Margaret Sherwood
  • They walked one behind the other around the enclosure of brown earth.

    Two banks of the Seine Fernand Vandrem
  • The brown earth is rubbing her eyes, in preparation for her blossomed wakening.

    Doctor Cupid Rhoda Broughton
  • Nothing but the brown earth sides and the brown earth bottom.

    A Maid of the Kentucky Hills Edwin Carlile Litsey
  • But they always came in saying that there was nothing but brown earth to be seen.

  • There is no sorrow, only a little pressure through the brown earth.

    Prisoners Mary Cholmondeley
  • There was nothing now but the brown earth under the white thorn.

    Adam Bede George Eliot
  • When the ground was ploughed and sown with the teeth of the serpent, a thousand warriors sprang full-armed from the brown earth.

    The Ontario Readers Ontario Ministry of Education

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