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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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Dansk forstzoologi

Johan Erik Vesti Boas - 1924 - 866 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 it pervious to rains and the fibres of plants . . . and, most of all by throwing up such infinite numbers of lumps of earth called worm-casts, which...
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Chambers's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge, Volume 4

David Patrick, William Geddie - 1924
...but lamely without i linn . by boring, perforating, and loosening the soil, and rendering it perrious to rains and the fibres of plants, by drawing straws and stalks of all kinds into it ; and, most of all, by throwing up such infinite numbers of lumps of earth. . . ....
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The Norton Book of Nature Writing

Robert Finch, John Elder - 1990 - 930 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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Environmental Soil Physics: Fundamentals, Applications, and Environmental ...

Daniel Hillel - 1998 - 771 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 fibers of plants, by drawing straws and stalks of leaves and twigs into it, and, most of all, by throwing...
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Nature Writing: The Tradition in English

Robert Finch, John Elder - 2002 - 1160 pages
...seem to be the great promoters of vegetation, which would proceed but lamely without them, by boring, | 4 # 1 lumps of earth called worm-casts, which, being their excrement, is a fine manure for grain and grass....
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Soil and Your Health

Beatrice Trum Hunter - 2004 - 132 pages
...lamely without them, by boring, perforating, and loosening the soil, and rendering it impervious to rain and the fibres of plants, by drawing straws and stalks...twigs into it; and most of all, by throwing up such an infinite number of lumps of earth called 23 wormcasts, which being their excrement, is a fine manure...
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Earthworm Ecology

Clive A. Edwards - 2004 - 456 pages
...them, by boring, perforating, and loosening the soil, and rendering it pervious to rains and the fibers of plants, by drawing straws and stalks of leaves...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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Earthworm Ecology

Clive A. Edwards - 2004 - 456 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 fibers of plants, by drawing straws and stalks of leaves and twigs into it; and most of all, by throwing...
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Examine Your English

Maison, N. & Kumar - 1964 - 264 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 is a fine manure for grain and grass. Worms probably provide...
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The universal anthology, a collection of the best literature ..., Volume 19

Richard Garnett - 1899
...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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