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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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Having to face alone his own fields, he felt the inferiority of man who passes away before the clod that remains.
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.
He pelted her with clods and rocks, but she swam steadily on till she got the stick of "giant" in her mouth, when she whirled about and headed for shore.
Living with his mum in a broken-down cottage on barely enough, the only thing Clod has to play with is the clay she occasionally brings him.
injected clodronateen-capsulated liposomes (abbreviated Clod Lipo) either 1 day prior to or at day 14 after bleomycin challenge.
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.
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.
Weak positive trends were also present between MWD and soluble Al ([R.sup.2] = 0.15 *) and Mn([R.sup.2] = 0.13 *), but this relationship was also skewed by the high levels of dissolved organic carbon in treatments with low slaking efficiency that caused increased soluble Mn release from the surface of the clods. Soluble Fe released in solution during the experiment did not show significant correlations with MWD of the fragipan aggregates, implying that its role as a binding agent affecting fragipan resistance to slaking in these experiments was limited or the effect was overshadowed by fragipan surface clod solubility reactions induced by soluble organics.