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  • At some point she pulled over abruptly on Fallow Ridge Road and cut the headlights, waiting until another car began to squeeze its way toward us on the single-lane road.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Before I Fall
  • A thuwhump! when it broke the sound barrier, an ear-piercing shriek as it rocketed to earth, the ground shuddering under our feet when it plowed into a fallow cornfield.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • The town receded and a farm sprang up on either side of the tree-lined road, its fields fallow and bare.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • A fine barrel of fallow white?
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind

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  • The landscape opened into actual countryside—fallow fields, dormant vineyards, orchards of bare fruit trees.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • T.J. stepped backward and looked nervously over his shoulder to the south, where the fields lay fallow.
    Mildred D. Taylor  --  Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
  • I loved the smooth-watered fifties, when I worried about the top-ten tunes and the homecoming queen, when I looked to Elvis for salvation, when the sharp dichotomy between black and white lay fallow and unchallenged, and when the World Series still was the most critical event of the year.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • The more illustrious of Colum’s tacksmen and tenants were housed in the castle proper, while the poorer men-at-arms and cottars set up camp on a fallow field below the stream that fed the castle’s loch.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • Rows of fallow grapes hugged each side.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • Nicholas standing in a fallow field could see all his whips.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace

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  • The willows of a stream lined across the west, and to the northwest a fallow section was going back to sparse brush.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Grapes of Wrath
  • The man who owned it had told the press he was going to let it sit fallow for now.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • In the dim light of the stars their stems were grey, and their quivering leaves a hint of fallow gold.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Fellowship of the Ring
  • The land was fallow only briefly.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • Galbatorix will sow our land with salt so that it lies forever fallow.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • Rabbits scurried away in every direction as they advanced, and presently they saw a whole herd of fallow deer making off among the trees.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Horse and His Boy
  • But what there was of it was good and the acres that were lying fallow could be reclaimed when times grew better, and they would be the more fertile for their rest.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • These two men worked together, like dark oxen pulling with equal heart a bolted plow in fallow land.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • He loitered among the fallow rose bushes and the beds of damp sweet indistinguishable fern.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • Mostly lets himself go fallow, but comes a celebration and he garlands himself like a may-pole, and he glories like spring flowers.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • Day came, and the fallow sun blinked over the lifeless ridges of Ered Lithui.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Two Towers
  • Has he not nearer home a seedfield that lies fallow for the want of the ploughshare?
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • And the ploughing of the further land to go on without a break so as to let it ripen lying fallow.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • In a few moments a colt was seen gliding, like a fallow deer, among the straight trunks of the pines; and, in another instant, the person of the ungainly man, described in the preceding chapter, came into view, with as much rapidity as he could excite his meager beast to endure without coming to an open rupture.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • One should never let any of the faculties of nature lie fallow.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • It was the second crop of the year, sown on ground which had not been allowed to lie fallow, and so we did not think it would be other than meagre; but contrary to our expectations it was a very good harvest.
    Kamala Markandaya  --  Nectar in a Sieve
  • Here lived burgesses who daily walked the fallow; shepherds in an intra-mural squeeze.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • It is sown for one or two years, and then the land lies fallow till it is again overgrown with prairie grass.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  How Much Land Does a Man Need?
  • All your skill was used up ages ago in Palestine, and you must lie fallow for a thousand years to git strength for more deeds!’
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • A few shocks of corn in a corner of the fallow stood up as if alive; she imagined them bowing; perhaps her son would be a Joseph.
    D.H. Lawrence  --  Sons and Lovers
  • And it coming into my mind that the twigs of that tree of which I made my stakes, might be as tough as a fallow willow, or osiers, growing in England, I resolved to make an experiment, and went the next day to my country-seat, and found some fit for my turn; and after cutting down a quantity with my hatchet, I dried them in my pale, and, when fit to work with, carried them to my cave, where I employed myself in making several sorts of baskets, insomuch that I could put in whatsoever I…
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • There were certain days in her life, outwardly uneventful, which Alexandra remembered as peculiarly happy; days when she was close to the flat, fallow world about her, and felt, as it were, in her own body the joyous germination in the soil.
    Willa Cather  --  O Pioneers!
  • Her womb, remaining fallow as the primordial abyss, summons to itself by its very readiness the original power that fertilized the void.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • An afternoon sufficed to lay out the land into orchard, wood-lot, and pasture, and to decide what fine oaks or pines should be left to stand before the door, and whence each blasted tree could be seen to the best advantage; and then I let it lie, fallow, perchance, for a man is rich in proportion to the number of things which he can afford to let alone.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • If this wasn’t Moss’s fallow, it might have been; Basset was all alike; it was a beggarly parish, in Mr. Tulliver’s opinion, and his opinion was certainly not groundless.
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • …the countryside, talking, as Duntz said, "to anyone who could tell us anything": the faculty of the Holcomb School, where both Nancy and Kenyon had been honor-roll, straight-A students; the employees of River Valley Farm (a staff that in spring and summer sometimes amounted to as many as eighteen men but in the present fallow season consisted of Gerald Van Vleet and three hired men, plus Mrs. Helm); friends of the victims; their neighbors; and, very particularly, their relatives.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • Untended farmland generally goes fallow, as they say.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • That close-shaven turf, those pebbly paths, that chalk, those pools, those harsh monotonies of waste and fallow lands, the plants of early market-garden suddenly springing into sight in a bottom, that mixture of the savage and the citizen, those vast desert nooks where the garrison drums practise noisily, and produce a sort of lisping of battle, those hermits by day and cut-throats by night, that clumsy mill which turns in the wind, the hoisting-wheels of the quarries, the tea-gardens…
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • I imagined the yellowed paper dissolving in the rain, being absorbed by the earth, lying fallow under winter snow.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • An hour later they left the road altogether, the truck laboring over a dirt track across rolling fields, a great and fallow baldios such as was common to that country where feral cattle the color of candle-wax come up out of the arroyos to feed at night like alien principals.
    Cormac McCarthy  --  All the Pretty Horses
  • Good-bye, my dear fallow, and when next you are under thee emotions please do not use the Mohammedan terms with the Tibetan dress.’
    Rudyard Kipling  --  Kim
  • Indeed, the sensation was so pronounced that her instinct on two or three occasions was merely to walk as a queen among these gods of the fallow, like a little sister of a little Jove, and to neglect closing prices altogether.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • Fewness and truth, ’tis thus: Your brother and his lover have embraced: As those that feed grow full: as blossoming time, That from the seedness the bare fallow brings To teeming foison; even so her plenteous womb Expresseth his full tilth and husbandry.
    William Shakespeare  --  Measure for Measure
  • The only marks on the uniformity of the scene were a rick of last year’s produce standing in the midst of the arable, the rooks that rose at his approach, and the path athwart the fallow by which he had come, trodden now by he hardly knew whom, though once by many of his own dead family.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Jude the Obscure
  • He felt two soft palms holding his face tenderly and the thought and image of the whole blind world which had made him ashamed and afraid fell away as he felt her as a fallow field beneath him stretching out under a cloudy sky waiting for rain, and he slept in her body, rising and sinking with the ebb and flow of her blood, being willingly dragged into a warm night sea to rise renewed to the surface to face a world he hated and wanted to blot out of existence, clinging close to a…
    Richard Wright  --  Native Son
  • and after a moment one of you said ’Nothing’ and then you were all running without knowing which of you began to run first nor why since you were not scared, back across the fallow and rain-gutted and brier-choked old fields until you came to the old rotting snake fence and crossed it, hurled yourselves over it, and then the earth, the land, the sky and the trees and woods, looked different again, all right again "Yes," Quentin said.
    William Faulkner  --  Absalom, Absalom!
  • How does your fallow greyhound, sir?
    William Shakespeare  --  The Merry Wives of Windsor
  • Is a field idle when it is fallow?
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Man And Superman
  • The sky was now a royal blue, and the sun was of fallow gold.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Nine Princes in Amber
  • So whiles the men flyting the fallow street there With their mares were they meting.
    Unknown  --  Beowulf
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