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noun as in earth, dirt

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noun as in land where one lives

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To take care of the problem for real, the firefighters on the ground might cut down the tree, and break it up, and stir up the soil to make sure everything is out, and dig lines around it.

The US, through a government initiative called Operation Warp Speed, has already spent more than $5 billion to get drug makers to manufacture vaccines on its soil.

“This entire biosphere of cells, equivalent in size to the world’s soils, hardly has enough energy to survive,” said James Bradley, a geobiologist at Queen Mary University of London and the lead author of the new modeling study.

Instruments on the rover and lander will test Mars’ soil composition and magnetic and gravitational fields and will probe Mars’ interior.

The Water Authority said its sales earlier this year dropped 14 percent, in part because Southern California had a really nice, wet winter, meaning the reservoirs and soils aren’t as parched as they have been during past droughts.

Marx forecast that the profit motive would lead to overworking and exhausting the fertility of our soil and other natural systems.

The others are difficult to identify, since they reacted with other oxygen-bearing molecules in the soil.

Under the new requirements, simply being born on U.S. soil would no longer be enough.

The ground was fertile, with alluvial, or unconsolidated, soil.

In an interview with The Daily Beast in September, Paul said he was against the idea of U.S. forces on Middle East soil.

Eggs and nestlings were found lying on the bare soil at the inner ends of the burrows; no nesting material was found.

This has a warm though a thin soil, which must be highly favorable to the Vine to induce so exclusive a devotion to it.

Whatever the species, it is well to imitate the natural conditions as much as possible in the way of soil.

For instance, the Limestone Polypody is not happy unless there is a certain amount of lime present in the soil.

Broken crocks should be strewn upon the tray, and on to this is heaped peaty soil mixed with sand.


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On this page you'll find 104 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to soil, such as: clay, dust, ground, land, grime, and loam.

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