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used in The Iliad by Homer - (translated by: Edward)

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cultivated land temporarily unplanted — usually to improve the soil
  • But when such space was interpos'd as leave Between the sluggish oxen and themselves [3] A team of mules (so much the faster they Through the stiff fallow drag the jointed plough), They rush'd upon him; at the sound he stopp'd, Deeming that from the Trojan camp they came, By Hector sent, to order his return.
    2.10 — Volume 2 Book 10 (58% in)
  • But from the side of Ajax Telamon Stirr'd not a whit Oileus' active son; But as on fallow-land with one accord, Two dark-red oxen drag the well-wrought plough, Streaming with sweat that gathers round their horns; They by the polish'd yoke together held, The stiff soil cleaving, down the furrow strain; So closely, side by side, those two advanc'd.
    2.13 — Volume 2 Book 13 (82% in)
  • And there was grav'n a wide-extended plain Of fallow land, rich, fertile, mellow soil, Thrice plough'd; where many ploughmen up and down Their teams were driving; and as each attain'd The limit of the field, would one advance, And tender him a cup of gen'rous wine: Then would he turn, and to the end again Along the furrow cheerly drive his plough.
    2.18 — Volume 2 Book 18 (84% in)

There are no more uses of "fallow" in The Iliad by Homer - (translated by: Edward).

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