Barren Ground


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Barren Ground

novel portraying a woman’s emotional sterility and her harsh labor on a farm. [Am. Lit.: Barren Ground]

Barren Ground

Dorinda Oakley makes her father’s poor farm prosperous. [Am. Lit.: Glasgow Barren Ground in Magill I, 57]
See: Farming
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"Good," said he, as he went away; "this is a fruitful soil, and I feel certain that the seed sown will not be cast on barren ground." Next morning, faithful to his promise, he sent the prescription requested.
"Barren Ground: Ellen Glasgow's Critical Arrival." Mississippi Quarterly 32 (1979): 549-52.
Infants from Bethany Home in Rathgar, South Dublin, were buried in barren ground at a nearby cemetery in the 1930s.
It showed a bleak landscape with just one green shoot emerging from the barren ground. A boot bearing the words Jobs Tax, which refers to the proposed NI increase, looms over the plant, as if about to crush it.
But in the bread and butter of the league, games against the big four have been barren ground.
I was only vaguely aware of what the concept entailed, didn't even know how many animals were involved (27 it turns out, the central barren ground caribou added later to make 28).
At one time, City were one of the most successful teams in the North East, but latterly they have fallen on barren ground.
(22) Their assignment was to capture footage of large numbers of barren ground caribou on the move at a location where Native hunters would have attempted to encounter them.
For a side with such a formidable pedigree in the competition, the League Cup has proved somewhat barren ground for Liverpool since their early Eighties heyday.
His attempts to reason with us - long, lyrical lectures about how happy the cows are frolicking in the meadows during their short life - have fallen on barren ground. So, for the time being, it's chicken nuggets for my son - we have yet to have a close holiday encounter with a chicken - and tuna pasta for the rest of us.
"Morally we are on very barren ground," said Halliday.
By 1967, less than 20 years after the founding of the state, the border dividing Israel and the West Bank was plainly visible from the air as a "green line," with farmland on one side and barren ground on the other.