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fallow
used in The Iliad by Homer - (translated by: Butler)

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Definition
cultivated land temporarily unplanted — usually to improve the soil
  • He wrought also a fair fallow field, large and thrice ploughed already.
    Book 18 (87% in)
  • Dolon suspected nothing and soon passed them, but when he had got about as far as the distance by which a mule-plowed furrow exceeds one that has been ploughed by oxen (for mules can plow fallow land quicker than oxen) they ran after him, and when he heard their footsteps he stood still, for he made sure they were friends from the Trojan camp come by Hector's orders to bid him return; when, however, they were only a spear's cast, or less away form him, he saw that they were enemies as...
    Book 10 (60% in)
  • Ajax son of Oileus, never for a moment left the side of Ajax, son of Telamon, but as two swart oxen both strain their utmost at the plough which they are drawing in a fallow field, and the sweat steams upwards from about the roots of their horns—nothing but the yoke divides them as they break up the ground till they reach the end of the field—even so did the two Ajaxes stand shoulder to shoulder by one another.
    Book 13 (84% in)

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

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