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heavy earth

another name for barium oxide
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  • The life of air was dominant, ruling the heavy earth—bird-life.

    The Promise of Air

    Algernon Blackwood
  • This march to Tipton (36 miles) was made on a miry, heavy earth road parallel to the railroad, and but a little distance from it.

  • About them had laughed and swirled the boys now lying dead under the heavy earth of Flemish fields.

    Robin Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • The officers all had heavy earth barricades built in front of their tents, and these furnished fairly good protection.

  • The heated air and the heavy earth had driven the very dead upward for coolness' sake.

    Life's Handicap Rudyard Kipling

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