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The low, straw-thatched houses were scattered at considerable intervals along the road, and the country having been settled but about thirty years, the tracts of original forest still bore no small proportion to the cultivated ground.
He was buried in the very same tract of ground where he had intended to build a dwelling for Lady Arbella and himself.
Finally, however, a sufficiently large tract oœ ground was turned up, and sown with this new kind of seed; although half of the dragon's teeth still remained to be planted some other day.
In the course of a day or two more, the travellers entered that wild and broken tract of the Crow country called the Black Hills, and here their journey became toilsome in the extreme.
Anxious to draw him away from the subject, if possible--for I saw that it would be in vain to attempt changing his mind--I directed his attention to a long bright unwooded tract of land which, sweeping down from the elevations in the interior, descended into the valley before us.
She had hardly ever visited the place, only a small tract even of the Vale and its environs being known to her by close inspection.
In our own times the decay of these once flourishing cities is so completely beyond remedy, that the next great change in contemplation is the draining of the now dangerous and useless tract of water, and the profitable cultivation of the reclaimed land by generations that are still to come.
While I was hailing the brig, I spied a tract of water lying between us where no great waves came, but which yet boiled white all over and bristled in the moon with rings and bubbles.
A distant part of the estate, a tract of waste land that had lain fallow for eight years, was with the help of the clever carpenter, Fyodor Ryezunov, taken by six families of peasants on new conditions of partnership, and the peasant Shuraev took the management of all the vegetable gardens on the same terms.
The tract was one of a series addressed to young women on the sinfulness of dress.
In 1785 the author’s father, who had an interest in extensive tracts of land in this wilderness, arrived with a party of surveyors.
In this way they hoped soon to monopolize the trade with all the tribes on the southern and western waters, and of those vast tracts comprised in ancient Louisiana.