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sod

a piece of grass-covered surface soil held together by the roots of the grass; turf

sod

A thin block of grass held by its roots, usually used for turf and lawns, but can be used as a temporary building material. Like brick, sod is cut and laid in regular block shapes. The walls of a sod building are usually protected with a layer of stucco or wood panels. See also: Biomaterials

Sod

 

the surface layer of soil with interwoven live and dead roots, runners, and rhizomes of perennial grasses. Sod contains a large amount of organic matter. It is most developed in virgin steppes and in meadows, where it serves as an effective means of holding and absorbing moisture. The destruction of sod in plowing or by grazing often causes soil erosion. Sod protects the slopes of earthen structures from water and wind erosion. The best means of tilling sod on turfy arable soils is by plowing with plows having skim colters; the quality of the plowing is improved by preliminary disking. Turfy marshy soils are cultivated with rotary tillers or plows, followed by harrowing.


Sod

 

pieces of turf, cut mostly in rectangular sections. It is used for quickly grassing areas of ground not covered with vegetation, for strengthening slopes of dams and railroad beds, and for other purposes, such as for lawns and for repairing lawns when laying out public gardens.

sod

The upper layer of soil covered by grass and containing the grass roots.
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And she can tell moaning crofters and farmers around her estate to sod off.
After Park described Yates's effort as 'painful', a furious Garrett turned to him and spat: 'Oh, just sod off.
So as we get ready to say a very rousing Sod Off to a year that nearly did for so many of us let's make a promise.
After Park described Reggie Yates's performance of Just The Way You Are as 'painful', a furious Garrett turned to him and spat: 'Oh just sod off.
2) Grumpy mediums who tell pesky spirits to sod off and stop bothering the living.
The energy regulator should tell them to sod off - but rarely has the guts to do so.
He said: "When he said he worked for the prince I told him to sod off as I thought he was having a laugh, but he rang back and offered me the job.
It was hard but, for the first time, I told him to sod off and meant it.
Instead of admitting the error and deciding to honour the bookings, it effectively told punters to sod off.
And that's after you've already humiliated the other three ladies from your original shortlist then told them to sod off and sort their own problems out.
Given that he's young, healthy and has tens of millions of pounds in the bank, can it be long before people start comforting him with the words: "Why don't you just sod off and do something else then?
Furious This Morning host Richard Madeley yesterday told a caller to SOD OFF.