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soil Idioms & Phrases


alluvial soil

  • noun a fine-grained fertile soil deposited by water flowing over flood plains or in river beds
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bog soil

  • noun poorly drained soils on top of peat and under marsh or swamp vegetation
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chernozemic soil

  • noun a rich black loam of Russia
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desert soil

  • noun a type of soil that develops in arid climates
    desert soil.
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desertic soil

  • noun a type of soil that develops in arid climates
    desert soil.
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free soil party

  • noun a former political party in the United States; formed in 1848 to oppose the extension of slavery into the territories; merged with the Liberty Party in 1848
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free-soil

  • adjective satellite where slavery was prohibited
    slaveless; non-slave.
    • a free-soil state
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Free"-soil` adjective
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  1. Pertaining to, or advocating, the non-extension of slavery; -- esp. applied to a party which was active during the period 1846-1856. U.S. -- Free"soil`er n. U.S. -- Free"-soil`ism n. U.S.
Webster 1913

gilgai soil

  • noun soil in the melon holes of Australia
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gumbo soil

  • noun any of various fine-grained silty soils that become waxy and very sticky mud when saturated with water
    gumbo.
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leaf soil

  • noun soil composed mainly of decaying leaves
    leaf mould; leaf mold.
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Night soil

  • noun human excreta used as fertilizer
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  • human excrement; so called because in cities it is collected by night and carried away for manure.
Webster 1913

podsol soil

  • noun a soil that develops in temperate to cold moist climates under coniferous or heath vegetation; an organic mat over a grey leached layer
    podsolic soil; podsol soil; podzol; podsol.
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podsolic soil

  • noun a soil that develops in temperate to cold moist climates under coniferous or heath vegetation; an organic mat over a grey leached layer
    podsolic soil; podsol soil; podzol; podsol.
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podzol soil

  • noun a soil that develops in temperate to cold moist climates under coniferous or heath vegetation; an organic mat over a grey leached layer
    podsolic soil; podsol soil; podzol; podsol.
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prairie soil

  • noun a type of soil occurring under grasses in temperate climates
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regur soil

  • noun a rich black loam of India
    regur.
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residual soil

  • noun the soil that is remaining after the soluble elements have been dissolved
    residual clay.
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Rother soil

  • the dung of rother beasts.
Webster 1913

soil bank

  • noun land retired from crop cultivation and planted with soil-building crops; government subsidies are paid to farmers for their retired land
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soil conditioner

  • noun a chemical substance used to improve the structure of the soil and increase its porosity
    • gypsum can be used as a soil conditioner
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soil conservation

  • noun protection of soil against erosion or deterioration
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soil erosion

  • noun the washing away of soil by the flow of water
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soil horizon

  • noun a layer in a soil profile
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Soil pipe

  • noun drain that conveys liquid waste from toilets, etc.
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  • a pipe or drain for carrying off night soil.
Webster 1913

soil profile

  • noun a vertical section of soil from the ground surface to the parent rock
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soil-building

  • adjective satellite (of crops) planted to improve the quality of the soil
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surface soil

  • noun the layer of soil on the surface
    topsoil.
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To take soil

  • to run into the mire or water; hence, to take refuge or shelter.
Webster 1913

travel-soiled

  • adjective satellite soiled from travel
    travel-stained.
    • travel-soiled clothes
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tundra soil

  • noun a black mucky soil with a frozen subsoil that is characteristic of Arctic and subarctic regions
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"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

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