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fertile

adjective arable, bearing offspring freely, fecund, fecundus, feracious, fertilis, flowering, fructiferous, fructuous, fruitful, imaginative, ingenious, lush, luxuriant, original, originative, parturient, philoprogenitive, procreant, procreative, productive, progenerative, prolific, rank, rich, yielding
Associated concepts: fertile octogenarian rule, presumption of fertility
See also: beneficial, gainful, lucrative, original, productive, prolific, resourceful
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This was a long and fatiguing march, through an exceeding fertile country, remarkable for fine springs and streams of water.
As if these vast and fertile regions would naturally be the place of meeting and common country of all the inhabitants of the globe.
Cedric was no ready practiser of the art of dissimulation, and would at this moment have been much the better of a hint from Wamba's more fertile brain.
Then all was peace, all friendship, all concord; as yet the dull share of the crooked plough had not dared to rend and pierce the tender bowels of our first mother that without compulsion yielded from every portion of her broad fertile bosom all that could satisfy, sustain, and delight the children that then possessed her.
And, in fine, our age appeared to me as flourishing, and as fertile in powerful minds as any preceding one.
SOCRATES: There appeared to me the likeness of a woman, fair and comely, clothed in bright raiment, who called to me and said: O Socrates, The third day hence to fertile Phthia shalt thou go.
Territorial disputes have at all times been found one of the most fertile sources of hostility among nations.
It has often given me pleasure to observe that independent America was not composed of detached and distant territories, but that one connected, fertile, widespreading country was the portion of our western sons of liberty.
We may calculate, therefore, that a rich and fertile country, of an area equal to the inhabited extent of the United States, will soon become a national stock.
Nature's Law prescribes two antagonistic decrees affecting Circular propagation; first, that as the race climbs higher in the scale of development, so development shall proceed at an accelerated pace; second, that in the same proportion, the race shall become less fertile.
They roamed an enormous tract of arid and semi-arid land between forty and eighty degrees south latitude, and bounded on the east and west by two large fertile tracts.
Sometimes Miss M'Glashan made a freezing sojourn in the parlour; and then the task seemed unaccountably more difficult; but to Esther, who was all eyes and ears, her face alight with interest, his stream of language flowed without break or stumble, and his mind was ever fertile in ingenious evasions and -