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virgin soil

soil that has not been cultivated before
a person or thing that is as yet undeveloped
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  • It was on new breaking and virgin soil and they grew tremendous.

  • It is virgin soil, and not an inch of ground but has something growing.

  • You would think the people had just come into possession of a virgin soil.

    Fresh Fields

    John Burroughs
  • Cultivated areas have appeared on virgin soil, in the midst of the desert.

    The Argentine Republic

    Pierre Denis
  • We were on virgin soil, in a populous region, abounding with food.

    Stanley in Africa James P. Boyd
  • It was indeed a forest primeval, a virgin soil, and a new land.

    Revolutionary Reader Sophie Lee Foster
  • They were in the rich and spicy plenty offered by a virgin soil.

    Child Life in Colonial Days Alice Morse Earle
  • Putting out spring wheat in virgin soil like this is a new one on me.

    West Wind Drift George Barr McCutcheon
  • They had cleared a patch of black, virgin soil, in a sunny hollow.

    Darkness and Dawn George Allan England
  • Here's a virgin soil with nothing to dispute the growth of good seed.

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