(Isa. 35:7), Heb. sharab, a "mirage", a phenomenon caused by the refraction of the rays of the sun on the glowing sands of the desert, causing them suddenly to assume the appearance of a beautiful lake. It is called by the modern Arabs by the same Hebrew name _serab_.
As I spoke to him grace wrought in his heart, and his soul drank it in, as the parched ground does the gentle rain.
The parched ground everywhere gapes with fissures; the yeomen go about with covered heads in deepest dejection.
They dammed up one creek, and before night had spread the water over a large tract and irrigated the parched ground.
And the parched ground shall become a pool, and the thirsty land springs of water.
The rain of this day twelve months will not moisten the parched ground of to-day.
It was wonderful to see the revivifying effect of the rain on the parched ground.
It was like the noise of horses' hoofs at some distance on the parched ground.
Months went by, and hot July blazed its trail of parched ground and wilted humanity.
Zumeeta is called parched corn; it should be parched ground corn.
The reddish, stony and parched ground, radiated the torrid heat of the sun that was westerning behind the hills.