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fallow
used in The Grapes of Wrath

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Definition
cultivated land temporarily unplanted — usually to improve the soil
  • The willows of a stream lined across the west, and to the northwest a fallow section was going back to sparse brush.
    Chapter 4 (79% in)
  • An' you'll pass lan' flat an' fine with water thirty feet down, and that lan's layin' fallow.
    Chapter 18 (14% in)
  • They know that fallow lan's a sin an' somebody' gonna take it.
    Chapter 18 (15% in)
  • 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.
    Chapter 19 (37% in)
  • 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.
    Chapter 19 (38% in)
  • 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.
    Chapter 19 (39% in)
  • I been thinkin' a hell of a lot, thinkin' about our people livin' like pigs, an' the good rich lan' layin' fallow, or maybe one fella with a million acres, while a hunderd thousan' good farmers is starvin'.
    Chapter 28 (45% in)

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