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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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The Edinburgh Literary Journal: Or, Weekly Register of Criticism ..., Volume 2

1829 - 514 pages
...and loosening the soil, and renderinc it pervious to rains and fibres of plants, by drawing ętalk "' leaves and twigs into it ; and, most of all, by throwing up such infinite numbers of lumps of earth called worm-ra^ which being their excrement, is a fine manure for cram and grass. Worms...
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The Quarterly Journal Of Agriculture

William Blackwood - 1831 - 986 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 worm-casts, which being their excrement, is a fine manure for grain and grass....
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The history and gazetteer of the county of Derby

Stephen Glover - 1831 - 510 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...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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The Natural History of Selborne

Gilbert White - 1832 - 354 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 worm-casts, which, being their excrement, is a fine manure for grain and grass....
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The Olio, Or, Museum of Entertainment, Volume 9

1832
...seem to be the great promoters of vegetation, which would proceed but slowly without them, by boring, perforating, and loosening the soil, and rendering...of plants, by drawing straws and stalks of leaves into it ; and, most of all, by throwing up such infinite numbers of lumps of earth called worm-casts,...
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The Cottager's monthly visitor, Volume 12

1832 - 586 pages
...seem to be the great promoters of vegetation. They bore, perforate, and loosen thesoil, 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 up infinite numbers of lumps called worm-casts, which form a finemanure for grass...
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Time's Telescope for ... ; Or, A Complete Guide to the Almanack

1832 - 498 pages
...earth-worms are " great promoters of vegetation, which would proceed but lamely without them, by boring, perforating, and loosening the soil, and rendering...the fibres of plants, by drawing straws and stalks ofleaves and twigs into it ; and most of all, by throwing up such infinite numbers of lumps of earth...
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The natural history of Selborne, arranged for young persons [by G. Ellis].

Gilbert White - 1833 - 338 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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The Shipley Collection of Scientific Papers, Volume 137

1909 - 744 pages
...to be the great promoters of vegetation, which would " proceed but lamely without them, by boring, perforating, and loosen"ing the soil, and rendering...of " all, by throwing up such infinite numbers of lumps of earth called " worm-casts, which, being their exerement, is a fine manure for grain "and grass......
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The Natural History of Selborne: Observations on Various Parts of Nature ...

Gilbert White - 1833 - 410 pages
...seem to be the great promoters of vegetation, which would proceed but lamely without them, by boring, perforating, and loosening the soil, and rendering...of plants, by drawing straws and stalks of leaves into it ; and, most of all, by throwing up such infinite numbers of lumps of earth, called worm-casts,...
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