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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 Olio, Or, Museum of Entertainment, Volume 9

1832 - 526 pages
...great promoters of vegetation, which would proceed but slowly without them, by boring, perfomting, and loosening the soil, and rendering it pervious to rains and the fihres df plants, by drawing stmws and stalks of leaves into it ; and, most of all, bj throwing op...
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The Natural History of Selbourne: With Observations on Various Parts of ...

Gilbert White - 1834 - 392 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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The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne

Gilbert White - 1837 - 678 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 natural history and antiquities of Selborne. With The naturalist's ...

Gilbert White - 1837 - 680 pages
...but lamely without them, by boring, perforating, and loosening the soil, and rendering it pen-ions to rains and the fibres of plants; by drawing straws...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 Natural History of Selborne

Gilbert White - 1842 - 342 pages
...worma 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 Natural History of Selborne

Gilbert White - 1842 - 348 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...plants, by drawing straws, and stalks of leaves and twiga into it, and 'most of all by throwing up such infinite numbers of lumps of earth, called wormcasts,...
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The Natural History of Selborne

Gilbert White - 1843 - 424 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...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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First Steps to Zoology

Robert Patterson - 1849 - 280 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 it pervious to rains and fibres of plants, by drawing straws and stalks of leaves and twigs into it, and, most of all, by throwing...
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The Natural History of Selborne: With Its Antiquities; Naturalist's Calendar ...

Gilbert White - 1850 - 458 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...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 Natural History of Selborne: With Observations on Various Parts of ...

Gilbert White - 1854 - 538 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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