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old sod

(informal) one's native country: back to the old sod
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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  • I had been looking for some one from the old sod for several days, but I was in good hopes that it would be my poor Uncle.

    The Underground Railroad William Still
  • He sat stupefied for a while, then arose, and taking his violin with him, stole out into the old sod stable.

  • All the despotism in the world will never crush out of the Irish heart the love of home—the adoration of the old sod.

  • He can ask more questions in a minute than any man from the old sod could ask in five.

    The Young Sharpshooter at Antietam

    Everett T. Tomlinson
  • No more charming romance of the old sod has been published in a long time.

    The Shadow of Victory

    Myrtle Reed
  • And they're all goin' back to the old sod whin navigation closes—in about two weeks.

    The Grain Ship Morgan Robertson
  • I'll feed 'em mate three times a day again' the time they take the ship for the old sod.

    The Grain Ship Morgan Robertson
  • Our lives are in danger whin they find out they've got to wark a wind-jammer across to the old sod.

    The Grain Ship Morgan Robertson
  • He finds work in factories, for he still shuns the soil, much as he professes to love the "old sod."

    Our Foreigners Samuel P. Orth
  • Those who leave Ireland commonly become all the more attached to it: they get to love the old sod all the more intensely.

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