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The people have no right to the soil in the eyes of these political economists.

When our brethren departed, we could not tear our aged roots out of the soil.

I've known the answer ever since I first turned the soil of this farm.

The soil is hard, and the crop after the expenditure of much toil is often very scanty.

In fact, Gryphus was beginning to dig the soil with his crooked fingers.

Could you bring me some soil from the garden, that I may judge?

John Delamater, while a boy, was destined to be a farmer, on the soil where he was born.

And soil might have been taken from the bottom of this Dorchester barrow which produced them.

Under foot the soil was springy with the mould of numberless autumns.

Win who will, English blood must soak the soil of England this night.'

WORD ORIGIN

early 13c., "to defile or pollute with sin," from Old French soillier "to splatter with mud, to foul or make dirty," originally "to wallow" (12c., Modern French souillier), from souil "tub, wild boar's wallow, pigsty," which is from either Latin solium "tub for bathing; seat," or Latin suculus "little pig," from sus "pig." Literal meaning "to make dirty, begrime" is attested from c.1300 in English. Related: Soiled; soiling.

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