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clod

[kläd]
(agriculture)
A compact mass of soil, ranging from about 0.2 to 10 inches (0.5 to 25 centimeters) in size, which is produced by plowing and digging of excessively wet or dry soil.
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Hence as Tess stirred the clods and sang her foolish little songs with scarce now a hope that Clare would ever hear them, she did not for a long time notice the person who worked nearest to her--a man in a long smockfrock who, she found, was forking the same plot as herself, and whom she supposed her father had sent there to advance the work.
She turned, and desperately resumed her digging, tears dripping upon the fork-handle and upon the clods.
He watched how Mishka strode along, swinging the huge clods of earth that clung to each foot; and getting off his horse, he took the sieve from Vassily and started sowing himself.
Well, mind you crumble up the clods," said Levin, going towards his horse, "and keep an eye on Mishka.
This indicates that, unlike the reference clod method, which is applicable only to medium-large soil aggregates (4-10 cm diameter), this relative inexpensive method is sensitive enough to estimate the volume of soil aggregates in the size range 1-8 mm diameter.
As per DNA report, the blood clod found on the cloths of Asif-ur-Rehman, security guard of main accused Mustafa Kanju confirmed the blood the slain innocent student Zain.
Lucy and Clod must try and defeat the Iremonger family who are planning to spread their evil influence into London town.
Using the latest infrared technology built into its optical scanning system, the AGRISEP detects clods, stones, wood or other inorganic material mixed up with crops during the harvesting process.
ac mae'r fersiwn Gymraeg - fel y ddrama wreiddiol - wedi ennill clod y beirniaid, a gwobrau yn ei sgil.
Ahmad Shah Samay, a paediatrician at the Samangan provincial hospital, says anyone who eats clod, charcoal or stone would face serious health problems.
The aim of SETi is to simulate the clod movement, linking it to the different parts of the tilling equipment and environmental characteristics such as slope gradient, tillage depth and direction.
Blake, writing in Architectural Forum in 1962, observed: "So we now find that everyone--even its builder, I suspect--is really against this huge clod rising in the middle of one of Manhattan's worst bottle-necks--but nobody seems to be able to stop it.