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red earth

n
(Geological Science) a clayey zonal soil of tropical savanna lands, formed by extensive chemical weathering, coloured by iron compounds, and less strongly leached than laterite
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Their march this day lay among singular hills and knolls of an indurated red earth, resembling brick, about the bases of which were scattered pumice stones and cinders, the whole bearing traces of the action of fire.
Same old palm-trees; same old red earth; same old black ants!
At the distance of about thirty miles from Punta Alta, in a cliff of red earth, I found several fragments of bones, some of large size.
We looked back on it now, the slanting rays of a low sun turning the streams to threads of gold and glowing on the red earth new turned by the plough and the broad tangle of the woodlands.
He crossed to the window and exclaimed, "Lord, how good it is to think of lanes, muddy lanes, with brambles and nettles, you know, and real grass fields, and farmyards with pigs and cows, and men walking beside carts with pitchforks--there's nothing to compare with that here--look at the stony red earth, and the bright blue sea, and the glaring white houses--how tired one gets of it!
In front of the first rank, along the river, three men, plastered with bright red earth from head to foot, strutted to and fro restlessly.
I remember once, and once only, hearing something remotely hinted, by a man of many speculations, concerning the origin of the human race; and by this individual, the very word Adam (or Red Earth), which you make use of, was employed.
The 33rd annual Red Earth Festival will take place June 7-9 at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City, and the board of Red Earth Inc.
Thoughtful, rippling with emotion and yearning, Red Earth & Pouring Rain is the follow-up to their 2014 debut, Islands.
LONDON folk-rock act Bear's Den are set to drop by Longitude ahead of the release of their sophomore album Red Earth & Pouring Rain.
She then focuses separately on the narrative and performative aspects of this writing, grounding her theoretical findings in the primary texts used: Salman RushdieAEs Midnight Children and The Satanic Verses; Arundhati RoyAEs The God of Small Things; and Vikram ChandraAEs Red Earth and Pouring Rain.