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green earth

noun

  1. a pigment used in painting consisting mainly of iron silicate, characterized chiefly by its variable grayish-green hue, lack of tinting strength, and permanence.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of green earth1

First recorded in 1785–95

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Example Sentences

That kind of work is clearly important going forward because there’s just no reason on God’s green earth that we should lock up public lands by accident because it’s surrounded by private land.

Believe me, nothing on God's green earth is as empty as a junkie's promise.

The brightly shining sun struck full upon them, and they could see the green earth spread out below.

The fresh green earth was full of dew, the soft blue sky without a cloud.

I am the vilest wretch that ever disgraced the face of this green earth.

Now in all the green earth never did I see such a bird before, said Tremsin.

And the lovers yearned to behold that green earth again, more intensely, alas!

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