soil

Part of speech: verb

To make or become dirty; befoul.

Part of speech: verb

To feed, as stalled cattle, with freshly cut, green food.

Part of speech: noun

The fertile portion of the surface of the earth; the ground; earth; land.

Part of speech: noun

That which soils; foul matter.

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Usage examples "soil":

  1. It is unfortunate for France that Laprade was somewhat deficient in humour, a rare growth on her soil at all times. - "A Short History of French Literature", George Saintsbury.
  2. Kate inspected the soil with a professional eye. - "Kildares of Storm", Eleanor Mercein Kelly.
  3. The quickly drained soil does away with this expense. - "The Dollar Hen", Milo M. Hastings.