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" For, to say nothing of half the birds, and some quadrupeds which are almost entirely supported by them, worms seem to be the great promoters of vegetation, which would proceed but lamely without them, by boring, perforating, and loosening the soil, and... "
Rural Sports - Page 283
by William Barker Daniel - 1812
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Animal Biography: Or, Authentic Anecdotes of the Lives, Manners ..., Volume 3

William Bingley - 1803
...seem to be the great promoters of vegetation, (which would proceed but ill without them,) by boring, perforating, and loosening the soil, and rendering...most of all, by throwing up such infinite numbers of lumps called worm-casts, which form a fine manure * Lumbiicu* terrcstris. Linn. for grain and grass....
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Amphibious animals

William Bingley - 1805
...seem to be the great promoters of vegetation, which would proceed but ill without them,•by boring, perforating, and loosening the soil, and rendering...the fibres of plants, by drawing straws and stalks cf leaves and twigs into it : and, most of all, by throwing up such infinite numbers of lumps called...
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An Essay on the Philosophy, Study and Use of Natural History

Charles Fothergill - 1813 - 236 pages
...worms seem to be great promoters of vegetation, which would proceed but lamely without them, by boring, perforating, and loosening the soil, and rendering...most of all, by throwing up such infinite numbers of lumps of earth called wormcasts, which, being their excrement, is a fine manure for grain and grass."...
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Encyclopaedia Britannica; Or A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and ..., Volume 10

1823
...seem to be the great promoters of vegetation (which would proceed but ill •without them) by boring, perforating, and loosening the soil, and rendering...most of all, by throwing up such infinite numbers of lumps called worm-casts, which form a fine manure for grain and grass. Worms probably provide new soil...
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The Natural History of Reptiles and Serpents: To which is Added, an Appendix ...

1824 - 178 pages
...This they do by boring, perforating, and loosening the soil, 'and rendering it open to receive rain and the fibres of plants, by drawing 'straws and stalks...most of all, by throwing up such infinite numbers of lumps, called worm-casts, which form a tine manure for grass and corn ! Gardeners and farmers express...
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The Natural History of Selborne

Gilbert White - 1829 - 343 pages
...her own young-" — WJ tatiou, which would proceed but lamely without them, by boring, perforating1, and loosening the soil, and rendering it pervious...most of all, by throwing up such infinite numbers of lumps of earth called worm- casts, which being their excrement, is a fine manure for grain and grass....
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A Description of More Than Three Hundred Animals: Interspersed with ...

1829 - 476 pages
...Though considered a great nuisance by gardeners, they bore, perforate, and loosen the soil, and render it pervious to rains and the fibres of plants, by...straws and stalks of leaves and twigs into it ; and chiefly by throwing infinite numbers of lumps called worm-casts, which form a fine manure for grass...
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The History of the County of Derby, Part 1

Stephen Glover - 1829
...worms seem to be great promoters of vegetation, which would proceed hut lamely without them, by boring, perforating and loosening the soil, and rendering...rains, and the fibres of plants, by drawing straws, stalks of leaves and twigs into it ; and, most of all, by throwing up such an infinite number of lumps...
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Animal biography, or, Popular zoology, Volume 4

William Bingley - 1829
...back of each segment of its body, bearing a small bristle in each. SYNONYM. Lumbricus marimis, Linn. and the fibres of plants, by drawing straws and stalks of leaves and twigs into it ; and chiefly, by throwing up infinite numbers of lumps called worm-casts, which form a fine manure for grass...
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The Edinburgh Literary Journal: Or, Weekly Register of Criticism ..., Volume 2

1829
...arid loosening the soil, and rendering it pervious to rains and fibres of plants, by drawing stalk* of leaves and twigs into it ; and, most of all, by throwing up such infinite numbers of lumps of earth called worm-nuts which being their excrement, is a fine manure for grain and grass....
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