What does the word sod mean?

Usage examples for sod

  1. The sod went under her feet and she was in the watery mud. – The King of Ireland's Son by Padraic Colum
  2. Suffice it to say that they sat there side by side on the sod wall, and were happy as people ought to be under such circumstances, till the glory departed from the western sky and the world grew cold and pale, till the night came down and hid the mountains, and only the stars and they were left to look out across the dusky distances of the wilderness of plain. – Jess by H. Rider Haggard
  3. He's sick at the Sod Tavern. – The Mystery of Metropolisville by Edward Eggleston