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There were many marks of footsteps upon the wet clayey soil, but since the police had been coming and going over it, I was unable to see how my companion could hope to learn anything from it.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
But when he emerged from the towel, he was not yet satisfactory, for the clean territory stopped short at his chin and his jaws, like a mask; below and beyond this line there was a dark expanse of unirrigated soil that spread downward in front and backward around his neck.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain Context
Our labour tills the soil, our dung fertilises it, and yet there is not one of us that owns more than his bare skin.
Animal Farm By George Orwell Context
Now, involuntarily it seemed, he cut more and more deeply into the soil like a plough, so that he could not be drawn out without turning aside the furrow.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy Context
When dispatching Balashev, the Emperor repeated to him the words that he would not make peace so long as a single armed enemy remained on Russian soil and told him to transmit those words to Napoleon.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy Context
The same thing that took place in Moscow had happened in all the towns and villages on Russian soil beginning with Smolensk, without the participation of Count Rostopchin and his broadsheets.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Labour, I believe, is sometimes difficult to obtain in that portion of our colonial possessions where it will be our lot to combat with the teeming soil.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
Such preparations completed, he moved, backward, towards the door: dragging the dog with him, lest he should soil his feet anew and carry out new evidence of the crime into the streets.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens Context
You see, he knows the soil, and also knows what ought to be planted beside what, and what kinds of timber are the best neighbourhood for grain.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol Context
Whereupon, Alexander laughed, and leaving Mount Athos as it stood, built Alexandria; where, the fruitfulness of the soil, and the vicinity of the Nile and the sea, might attract many to take up their abode.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli Context
Why, there is hardly a foot of soil in all this region that has not been enriched by the blood of men, patriots or invaders.