brown earth


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brown earth

n
(Geological Science) an intrazonal soil of temperate humid regions typically developed under deciduous forest into a dark rich layer (mull): characteristic of much of southern and central England
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It landed in the grove, and exploding redly flung the brown earth.
The parks were full of children and nursemaids and joyful dogs that leaped and yelped and scratched up the brown earth with their paws.
Sunshine and blue sky, a salt breeze flavoured just a little with that lavender, and a stroll through my spring gardens, where my hyacinths are like a field of purple and gold, a mantle of jewels upon the brown earth.
In a very few hours the brown earth had become ruddy, the brick had changed to granite, and red cows grazed in well-hedged fields where the lush grasses and more luxuriant vegetation spoke of a richer, if a damper, climate.
When I came off the galley at Hythe, this very day, I down on my bones, and I kissed the good brown earth, as I kiss thee now, ma belle, for it was eight long years since I had seen it.
And all at once I was on fire to be back in the library; so much so, that half a minute at the manhole, lantern in hand, was enough for me; and a mere funnel of moist brown earth - a terribly low arch propped with beams - as much as I myself ever saw of the subterranean conduit between Kirby House and the sea.
Feverish with desire, with aching back and stiffening muscles, with pick and shovel gouging and mauling the soft brown earth, the man toiled up the hill.
There was nothing now but the brown earth under the white thorn.
Already, large patches of brown earth are appearing.
The brown earth is donning her green mantle, trees and plants are budding, and there's a bracing whiff of mating in fields and pastures.
The deminers use specialized protective equipment and electronic sensors to detect the bomblets, which are often well camouflaged after two years of lying on the rocky brown earth.
The sight of tender lime-green shoots emerging from the brown earth after winter's respite always brightens my mood and lightens my step.