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Definition cultivated land temporarily unplanted — usually to improve the soil
  • I imagined the yellowed paper dissolving in the rain, being absorbed by the earth, lying fallow under winter snow.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • 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
  • The huts stood in fallow fields, studded with African weeds and shoots of young saplings.
    Richard Preston  --  The Hot Zone
  • The two years during which his mind had lain fallow had refreshed him, he fancied, and he was able now to work with energy.
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • The land was fallow only briefly.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • 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 one in Grandia was in the Arboretum, in an experimental field that had been fallow for a long time.
    Ally Condie  --  Matched
  • Is a field idle when it is fallow?
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Man And Superman
  • 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
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Second Siege
  • One should never let any of the faculties of nature lie fallow.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • 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
  • Day came, and the fallow sun blinked over the lifeless ridges of Ered Lithui.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Two Towers
  • He loitered among the fallow rose bushes and the beds of damp sweet indistinguishable fern.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • Gentlemen, Luna is one enormous fallow farm, four thousand million hectares, waiting to be plowed!
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • The house had lain pretty much fallow since my father died.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  Native Speaker
  • 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
  • These two men worked together, like dark oxen pulling with equal heart a bolted plow in fallow land.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • Except, instead of wheat-maize-barley-fallow, mine pretty much goes clothes-makeup-shoes-clothes.
    Sophie Kinsella  --  Confessoins of a Shopaholic
  • The ground from here to the Wall was grasslands, Bran knew; fallow fields and low rolling hills, high meadows and lowland bogs.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Storm of Swords

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