They painted his house, maintained his yard, replaced the sod, installed artificial turf, and planted and moved shrubbery.
“For some reason I thought, Oh, sod it, I will sign up,” he says.
Many of the Hessian troopers had their wives with them, and these occupied square huts built of mud and sod.
He prodded at the sod in the other world, digging up small tufts.
The roof of this was to be of sod and the new bunk house formed a “T” with the old cabin.
I am prepared for the worst, and I shall never be safe while he is above the sod.
The homesteads were few and far apart; here and there a windmill gaunt against the sky, a sod house crouching in a hollow.
Scheepers was already under the sod, and whom must they shoot for him?
How they must have lacerated her, a poor brute chained to the sod, at the mercy of their abuse!
Except the sleep that has the sod for a coverlet and Gabriel's trumpet for a breakfast bell.
"turf, slice of earth with grass on it," mid-15c., apparently from Middle Dutch sode "turf," or Middle Low German sode, both related to Old Frisian satha "sod," all of uncertain origin. Perhaps the notion is water saturation and the group is related to sog. The (old) sod "Ireland" is from 1812.
c.1400, "to cover with sod," from sod (n.). Related: Sodded; sodding.
in sod off (1960), British slang term of dismissal; see sod (n.2).
Old English seoþan "to boil," also figuratively, "be troubled in mind, brood" (class II strong verb; past tense seaþ, past participle soden), from Proto-Germanic *seuthan (cf. Old Norse sjoða, Old Frisian siatha, Dutch zieden, Old High German siodan, German sieden "to seethe"), from PIE root *seut- "to seethe, boil."
Driven out of its literal meaning by boil (v.); it survives largely in metaphoric extensions. Figurative use, of persons or populations, "to be in a state of inward agitation" is recorded from 1580s (implied in seething). It had wider figurative uses in Old English, e.g. "to try by fire, to afflict with cares." Now conjugated as a weak verb, and past participle sodden (q.v.) is no longer felt as connected.
A male; man; guy • Chiefly British: Your lodge brother, your neighbor, the guy on the beat who's just a plain good sod (1818+)
To curse and vilify; revile extremely; a DAMN, fuck, PISS ON someone or something: You do not send the Prime Minister to China to bargain for just an airport. Sod the airport
[fr sodomite and sodomize]