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Sometimes they got onto a winter-rye field, or a fallow field on which they could see stalks of wormwood, and straws sticking up through the snow and swaying in the wind; sometimes they came onto deep and even white snow, above which nothing was to be seen.
When the big fellows wanted to unload Little Copper, they sent Jakey Fallow into the New York Stock Exchange to yell out: 'I'll buy all or any part of Little Copper at fifty five,' Little Copper being at fifty-four.
It had lain fallow all his life so far as the abstract thought of the books was concerned, and it was ripe for the sowing.
Plough in the spring; but fallow broken up in the summer will not belie your hopes.
An afternoon sufficed to lay out the land into orchard, wood-lot, and pasture, and to decide what fine oaks or pines should be left to stand before the door, and whence each blasted tree could be seen to the best advantage; and then I let it lie, fallow, perchance, for a man is rich in proportion to the number of things which he can afford to let alone.
His will, so long lying fallow, was overborne by her determination and by a vague fear of that regained liberty.
Determined at once to prove the truth - or rather the falsehood - of her story, I hastened to Woodford as fast as my legs could carry me; first veering round by a circuitous course, but the moment I was out of sight of my fair tormentor cutting away across the country, just as a bird might fly, over pasture-land, and fallow, and stubble, and lane, clearing hedges and ditches and hurdles, till I came to the young squire's gates.
Lute almost caught up amongst the trees, but was hopelessly outdistanced on the fallow field adjoining, across which the mare tore with a fine disregard for heavy ground and gopher-holes.
And the ploughing of the further land to go on without a break so as to let it ripen lying fallow.
Follow me; and I will make a turn that shall give us at least the beef of a fallow cow for our trouble.
If this wasn't Moss's fallow, it might have been; Basset was all alike; it was a beggarly parish, in Mr.
The author addresses the vegetation, soils, and agriculture of the tropics, the basic features and types of shifting cultivation, soil dynamics during fallow periods, theory and models of soil fertility restoration under bush fallow, and ecological succession theory and models.