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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.†   (source)
  • The huts stood in fallow fields, studded with African weeds and shoots of young saplings.†   (source)
  • While Dewey was occupying himself with the diary, his principal assistants, the Agents Church, Duntz, and Nye, were crisscrossing 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • The town receded and a farm sprang up on either side of the tree-lined road, its fields fallow and bare.†   (source)
  • Rows of fallow grapes hugged each side.†   (source)
  • It's fascinating to watch the development of so fine a mind which has lain almost entirely fallow to the culture of schools.†   (source)
  • In the dim light of the stars their stems were grey, and their quivering leaves a hint of fallow gold.†   (source)
  • I imagined the yellowed paper dissolving in the rain, being absorbed by the earth, lying fallow under winter snow.†   (source)
  • Except, instead of wheat-maize-barley-fallow, mine pretty much goes clothes-makeup-shoes-clothes.†   (source)
  • Untended farmland generally goes fallow, as they say.†   (source)
  • Gentlemen, Luna is one enormous fallow farm, four thousand million hectares, waiting to be plowed!†   (source)
  • Rabbits scurried away in every direction as they advanced, and presently they saw a whole herd of fallow deer making off among the trees.†   (source)
  • The house had lain pretty much fallow since my father died.†   (source)
  • The ground from here to the Wall was grasslands, Bran knew; fallow fields and low rolling hills, high meadows and lowland bogs.†   (source)
  • Mostly lets himself go fallow, but comes a celebration and he garlands himself like a may-pole, and he glories like spring flowers.†   (source)
  • Harriet decided that from the dilapidated look of the plantation—fields lying fallow, the Big House in need of repair—Doc Thompson would soon be selling slaves again.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • The sky was now a royal blue, and the sun was of fallow gold.†   (source)
  • The rest of it, to the left and right and rising beyond the deeply shadowed walnut trees to the nearest of the barns, was grown up like fallow pasture except for, here and there, a burnt-out black patch where it looked as if some dragon had recently lain.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • It looked as if they had been allowed to lie fallow, but Charlie, looking closely through the dusk, could see that among the grass and low bushes were thin, straggling mealies.†   (source)
  • Kvothe is raised to Re'lar with Elodin as sponsor on the fifth of Fallow.†   (source)
  • We made our way through the fallow strawberry fields.†   (source)
  • Unless a wheat— or cornfield is left fallow every few years, the soil becomes exhausted.†   (source)
  • Day came, and the fallow sun blinked over the lifeless ridges of Ered Lithui.†   (source)
  • "Deirdre Fallow," exclaimed Nolan, stooping to kiss the top of her head.†   (source)
  • "And who is Deirdre Fallow?" asked Scott McDaniels.†   (source)
  • "Deirdre Fallow?" gasped Commander Vilyak, stepping closer to shine the lantern on her face.†   (source)
  • "/ was Deirdre Fallow," explained Mrs. McDaniels.†   (source)
  • Deirdre Fallow back after all these years and Max's mother to boot!†   (source)
  • Even if you let yourself go fallow, the weeds will grow and the brambles.†   (source)
  • Samuel said softly, "I wonder you do not feel a shame at leaving that land fallow."†   (source)
  • Is it a good feeling to let your life lie fallow?†   (source)
  • But there's all that fallow land, and here beside me is all that fallow man.†   (source)
  • My father leaned forward in the green chair in his study and watched the flashlight move in the direction of the fallow cornfield.†   (source)
  • Fallows Red.†   (source)
  • Looking through an opening on the south side of the flet Frodo saw all the valley of the Silverlode lying like a sea of fallow gold tossing gently in the breeze.†   (source)
  • I don't usually bother with fallow.†   (source)
  • I close my eyes for a second, feeling like I'm back in the car with Lindsay on Fallow Ridge Road with the misty headlights of a second car bearing down on us in the darkness, an accusation.†   (source)
  • It was hard to say of what colour they were: grey with the hue of twilight under the trees they seemed to be; and yet if they were moved, or set in another light, they were green as shadowed leaves, or brown as fallow fields by night, dusk-silver as water under the stars.†   (source)
  • As they walked, Max informed him that Bryn McDaniels had also attended Rowan and that people here knew her as Deirdre Fallow.†   (source)
  • Bob has missed his little Fallow.†   (source)
  • It's Deirdre Fallow," she said.†   (source)
  • The letter lay fallow on the bottom of a Himalayan stack of catalogues and debris that Mrs. Brown had thrust upon me during my interregnum as principal.†   (source)
  • They know that fallow lan's a sin an' somebody' gonna take it.†   (source)
  • An' you'll pass lan' flat an' fine with water thirty feet down, and that lan's layin' fallow.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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 fountain whose warm waters washed an†   (source)
  • The willows of a stream lined across the west, and to the northwest a fallow section was going back to sparse brush.†   (source)
  • Her womb, remaining fallow as the primordial abyss, summons to itself by its very readiness the original power that fertilized the void.†   (source)
  • In the field on the hill flank behind the house a plowman drove his big horse with loose clanking traces around a lessening square of dry fallow earth.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • The woods were all of oak and beech, the oak gray and bare, the beech faintly dusted with green by the breaking buds; they made a simple, carefully designed pattern with the green glades and the wide green spaces—Did the fallow deer graze here still?†   (source)
  • Eastward of him lay stretching a broad, fallow field, in the middle of which arose a mighty hill, and on the summit of the hill a gigantic tree.†   (source)
  • object (even though not victim), engaged to him before she had got accustomed to having him in the house; —yes, more of courage than even will yet something of shrewdness too: the shrewdness acquired in excruciating driblets through the fifty years suddenly capitulant and retroactive or suddenly sprouting and flowering like a seed lain fallow in a vacuum or in a single iron clod Because be seemed to perceive without stopping, in that passage through the house which was an unbroken continuation of the long journey from Virginia, the pause not to greet his family but merely to pick up Jones and drag him on out to the brier-choked fields and fallen fences and clap axe or mattock into hi†   (source)
  • A man might look at a fallow field and know, and see in his mind that his own bending back and his own straining arms would bring the cabbages into the light, and the golden eating corn, the turnips and carrots.†   (source)
  • And a homeless hungry man, driving the roads with his wife beside him and his thin children in the back seat, could look at the fallow fields which might produce food but not profit, and that man could know how a fallow field is a sin and the unused land a crime against the thin children.†   (source)
  • He loitered among the fallow rose bushes and the beds of damp sweet indistinguishable fern.†   (source)
  • On the fallow land the young wheat shone silkily.†   (source)
  • "Will you come with me on to the fallow?" asked Edgar, rather hesitatingly.†   (source)
  • And the ploughing of the further land to go on without a break so as to let it ripen lying fallow.†   (source)
  • Nicholas standing in a fallow field could see all his whips.†   (source)
  • Here lived burgesses who daily walked the fallow; shepherds in an intra-mural squeeze.†   (source)
  • One should never let any of the faculties of nature lie fallow.†   (source)
  • So whiles the men flyting the fallow street there
    With their mares were they meting.†   (source)
  • It's right o'er Mike Holdsworth's fallow, and a foul fallow it is.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • It is sown for one or two years, and then the land lies fallow till it is again overgrown with prairie grass.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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!'†   (source)
  • Is a field idle when it is fallow?†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • At these times the country gave him a feeling of profound melancholy—it offended him that the links should lie in enforced fallowness, haunted by ragged sparrows for the long season.†   (source)
  • The two years during which his mind had lain fallow had refreshed him, he fancied, and he was able now to work with energy.†   (source)
  • He wanted to go on sowing wheat, but had not enough Communal land for the purpose, and what he had already used was not available; for in those parts wheat is only sown on virgin soil or on fallow land.†   (source)
  • There was not a tree within sight; there was not, at this season, a green pasture—nothing but fallow and turnips everywhere, in large fields divided by hedges plashed to unrelieved levels.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Follow me; and I will make a turn that shall give us at least the beef of a fallow cow for our trouble.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • There was the same sort of antithetic mixture in Martin Poyser: he was of so excellent a disposition that he had been kinder and more respectful than ever to his old father since he had made a deed of gift of all his property, and no man judged his neighbours more charitably on all personal matters; but for a farmer, like Luke Britton, for example, whose fallows were not well cleaned, who didn't know the rudiments of hedging and ditching, and showed but a small share of judgment in the purchase of winter stock, Martin Poyser was as hard and implacable as the north-east wind.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Good-bye, my dear fallow, and when next you are under thee emotions please do not use the Mohammedan terms with the Tibetan dress.'†   (source)
  • 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 at the corners of the cemeteries; the mysterious charm of great, sombre walls squarely intersecting immense, vague stretches of land inundated with sunshine and full of butterflies,—all this attracted him.†   (source)
  • As I saw no manure, I judged that they meant to skim the land, as I had done, thinking the soil was deep and had lain fallow long enough.†   (source)
  • When they came out of the woods, all his attention was engrossed by the view of the fallow land on the upland, in parts yellow with grass, in parts trampled and checkered with furrows, in parts dotted with ridges of dung, and in parts even ploughed.†   (source)
  • He had felt it for the first time when the shell spun like a top before him, and he looked at the fallow field, the bushes, and the sky, and knew that he was face to face with death.†   (source)
  • On these fretworks, so heard I, four horses therewith,
    All alike, close followed after the track,
    Steeds apple-fallow.†   (source)
  • He had some reason to think that, in the prime of my days, when my eye was quicker than the hawk's, and my limbs were as active as the legs of the fallow-deer, I never clung too eagerly and fondly to life: then why should I now feel such a childish affection for a thing that I know to be vain, and the companion of pain and sorrow.†   (source)
  • There whiles the warriors far-famed let leap
    Their fair fallow horses and fare into flyting
    Where unto them the earth-ways for fair-fashion'd seemed,
    Through their choiceness well kenned; and whiles a king's thane,
    A warrior vaunt-laden, of lays grown bemindful,
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    Sooth-bounden, and boldly the man thus began
    E'en Beowulf's wayfare well wisely to stir,
    With good speed to set forth the spells well areded
    And to shift about words.†   (source)
  • mowing is at hand; when the rye is all in ear, though its ears are still light, not yet full, and it waves in gray-green billows in the wind; when the green oats, with tufts of yellow grass scattered here and there among it, droop irregularly over the late-sown fields; when the early buckwheat is already out and hiding the ground; when the fallow lands, trodden hard as stone by the cattle, are half ploughed over, with paths left untouched by the plough; when from the dry dung-heaps carted onto the fields there comes at sunset a smell of manure mixed with meadow-sweet, and on the low-lying lands the riverside meadows are a thick sea of grass waiting for the mowing, with blackened heaps o†   (source)
  • Yet the drinkers of ale otherwise said they;
    That folk-bales, which were lesser, she framed forsooth,
    Lesser enmity-malice, since thence erst she was
    Given gold-deck'd to the young one of champions,
    She the dear of her lineage, since Offa's floor
    Over the fallow flood by the lore of her father 1950
    She sought in her wayfaring.†   (source)
  • A distant part of the estate, a tract of waste land that had lain fallow for eight years, was with the help of the clever carpenter, Fyodor Ryezunov, taken by six families of peasants on new conditions of partnership, and the peasant Shuraev took the management of all the vegetable gardens on the same terms.†   (source)
  • To reap and bind the rye and oats and to carry it, to mow the meadows, turn over the fallows, thrash the seed and sow the winter corn—all this seems so simple and ordinary; but to succeed in getting through it all everyone in the village, from the old man to the young child, must toil incessantly for three or four weeks, three times as hard as usual, living on rye-beer, onions, and black bread, thrashing and carrying the sheaves at night, and not giving more than two or three hours in the twenty-four to sleep.†   (source)
  • These two men worked together, like dark oxen pulling with equal heart a bolted plow in fallow land.†   (source)
  • [5] "Thou hast tasted of prosperity and adversity; thou knowest what it is to be banished thy native country, to be over-ruled as well as to rule, and set upon the throne; and being oppressed thou hast reason to know how hateful the oppressor is both to God and man: If after all these warnings and advertisements, thou dost not turn unto the Lord with all thy heart, but forget him who remembered thee in thy distress, and give up thyself to fallow lust and vanity, surely great will be thy condemnation†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • True, but time and again Odysseus turned his face
    toward the radiant sun, anxious for it to set,
    yearning now to be gone and home once more ...
    As a man aches for his evening meal when all day long
    his brace of wine-dark oxen have dragged the bolted plowshare
    down a fallow field—how welcome the setting sun to him,
    the going home to supper, yes, though his knees buckle,
    struggling home at last.†   (source)
  • Has he not nearer home a seedfield that lies fallow for the want of the ploughshare?†   (source)
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    The flashing and golden pageant of California,
    The sudden and gorgeous drama, the sunny and ample lands,
    The long and varied stretch from Puget sound to Colorado south,
    Lands bathed in sweeter, rarer, healthier air, valleys and mountain cliffs,
    The fields of Nature long prepared and fallow, the silent, cyclic chemistry,
    The slow and steady ages plodding, the unoccupied surface ripening,
    the rich ores forming beneath;
    At last the New arriving, assuming, taking possession,
    A swarming and busy race settling and organizing everywhere,
    Ships coming in from the whole round world, and going out to the
    whole world,
    To Indi†   (source)
  • Busy the far, the sunlit panorama,
    Prairie, orchard, and yellow grain of the North,
    Cotton and rice of the South and Louisianian cane,
    Open unseeded fallows, rich fields of clover and timothy,
    Kine and horses feeding, and droves of sheep and swine,
    And many a stately river flowing and many a jocund brook,
    And healthy uplands with herby-perfumed breezes,
    And the good green grass, that delicate miracle the ever-recurring grass.†   (source)
  • How does your fallow greyhound, sir?†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Then would he say right thus withoute doubt:
    "Whoso that buildeth his house all of sallows,* *willows
    And pricketh his blind horse over the fallows,
    And suff'reth his wife to *go seeke hallows,* *make pilgrimages*
    Is worthy to be hanged on the gallows."†   (source)
  • 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 pleased.†   (source)
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