glebe

Part of speech: noun

Land of a parish church.

Part of speech: noun

Turf; soil.

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Usage examples "glebe":

  1. Vengeance was roused from its lair- the hardy yoemanry left their ploughs in the furrow- the merchant rushed from his counting house, the professional man from his office, the minister from his glebe, shouldered their rusty muskets and with powder horn and slug hastened to the scene of action determined to avenge the blood of slaughtered brethren, maintain their chartered rights or perish in the attempt. - "Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution", L. Carroll Judson.
  2. Is the culture to be slovenly where the glebe is so fertile? - "What Will He Do With It, Book 7.", Edward Bulwer-Lytton.
  3. Indeed, during the winter months the drawing- room of Drumbarrow Glebe was only used for visitors, and for visitors who were not intimate enough in the house to be placed upon the worn chairs and threadbare carpet of the dining- parlour. - "Castle Richmond", Anthony Trollope.