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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 Student, and Intellectual Observer, Volume 3

1869 - 542 pages
...the ground." — Johnston. VOL. III. — No. VI. FF 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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Typical Selections from the Best English Authors: With Introductory Notices

English authors - 1869 - 400 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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A Biographical Dictionary of Eminent Scotsmen, Volume 2

Robert Chambers - 1870 - 654 pages
...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 Selborne: With Observations on Various Parts of ...

Gilbert White, Edward Jesse - 1870 - 536 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 the fibres of plants, by dra\ving straws and stalks of leaves into it ; and, most of all, by throwing up 'such infinite numbers...
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Natural History: Exhibiting in a Series of Delightful Anecdotes and ...

William Bingley - 1871 - 1060 pages
...seem to be the great promoters of vegetation. 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 up infinite numbers of lumps called worm casts, which form a fine manure for grass...
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The Natural History of Selborne: With Observations on Various Parts of ...

Gilbert White, Edward Jesse - 1872 - 562 pages
...would proceed but lamely without them, by boring, perforating, and loosening the soil, and rendering {t pervious to rains and the fibres 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. Standard ed. by E.T ...

Gilbert White - 1875 - 698 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 qf earth called worm casts, which, being their excrement, is a fine manure for grain and grass....
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Zoology of the Bible

Harland Coultas - 1876 - 316 pages
...promoters of vegetation, which would ouwng ££&£ the proceed but lamely without them, by boring, egg- 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 and Antiquities of Selborne, in the County of ..., Volume 1

Gilbert White - 1877 - 588 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 - 1878 - 446 pages
...seem to be 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 or' leaves and twigs into it; and, most of all, by throwing up such infinite numbers of Iğm}.s of...
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