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green earth

a pigment used in painting consisting mainly of iron silicate, characterized chiefly by its variable grayish-green hue, lack of tinting strength, and permanence.
Also called terra verde.
Origin of green earth
First recorded in 1785-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Were they mining coal or building ships, catching fish or ploughing furrows in God's green earth?

    The Boss of Little Arcady Harry Leon Wilson
  • In God's green earth, what do you know of disillusionment, child?

    The Innocent Adventuress Mary Hastings Bradley
  • O child of the green earth, come, come with me, and play with me and my sisters in the depths of the blue Ægean.

    Children of the Dawn Elsie Finnimore Buckley
  • The leech looked like a field of lava now, a blasted spot on the green earth.

    The Leech Phillips Barbee
  • There ain't one thing on this green earth I daren't do if I set my mind to it.

    Bucky O'Connor William MacLeod Raine
  • Or into any other house on God's green earth, for that matter, if she tried to do so?

    The Last Woman Ross Beeckman
  • Shall I strive to spell the lesson written by the green earth's flowery tracery?

  • I am about the most useless creature on all this green earth.

    The Beauty Mrs. Wilson Woodrow
  • For us she is lady of night and of day, of sun and sky and the green earth.

    The Genius Margaret Horton Potter

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