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" ... provide new soil for hills and slopes where the rain washes the earth away ; and they affect slopes, probably to avoid being flooded. Gardeners and farmers express their detestation of worms ; the former because they render their walks unsightly,... "
Animal Biography: Or, Authentic Anecdotes of the Lives, Manners, and Economy ... - Page 481
by William Bingley - 1803
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Rural Sports, Volume 2

William Barker Daniel - 1812 - 654 pages
...detestation of Worms ; the former, because they render their walks unfcightly, and make them much work; the latter, because they think Worms eat their green...without worms, would soon become cold, hard-bound, void of fermentation, and consequently sterile; besides, in favour of Worms it should be added, that...
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Encyclopaedia Britannica; Or A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and ..., Volume 10

1823 - 872 pages
...which form a fine manure for grain and grass. Worms probably provide new soil for hills and slopes when the rain washes the earth away ; and they affect slopes,...the earth, without worms, would soon become cold, bard-bound, and void of fermentation, and consequently sterile ; and besides, in favour of worms, it...
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The Natural History of Reptiles and Serpents: To which is Added, an Appendix ...

1824 - 188 pages
...muclT work; and the latter, because they think worms eat their green corn. But these men would rind that the earth without worms would soon become cold,...sterile. And besides, in favour of worms, it should be observed, that green corn, plants, and flowers, are not so much injured by them, as by many species...
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The Natural History of Selborne

Gilbert White - 1829 - 366 pages
...their walks unsightly, and make them much work ; and the latter because, as they think, worms eat theii green corn. But these men would find that the earth...worms, it should be hinted that green corn, plants, anil flowers, are not so much injured by them aa bymany species of cokoptera (scarabs), and ///'ml...
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Animal biography, or, Popular zoology, Volume 4

William Bingley - 1829 - 380 pages
...they render the walks unsightly, and make them much work; and the latter, because they imagine that worms eat their green corn. But these men would find...hard-bound, and void of fermentation ; and consequently steril. It should also be observed, that green corn, plants, and flowers, are not so much injured by...
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The Edinburgh Literary Journal: Or, Weekly Register of Criticism ..., Volume 2

1829 - 652 pages
...former, because they render their walks unsightly and make them much work ; and toe latter, because, as they think, worms eat their green corn. But these...the earth, without worms, would soon become cold, hard-bored, iml void of fermentation, and consequently sterile ; and besides, in favour of worms, it...
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The History of the County of Derby, Part 1

Stephen Glover - 1829 - 600 pages
...former, because they render their walks, unsightly, and make them much work ; and the latter, because, as they think, worms eat their green corn. But these...the earth, without worms, would soon become cold, hard bound, and void of fermentation, and consequently sterile ; and beside**, in favour of worms,...
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The history and gazetteer of the county of Derby

Stephen Glover - 1831 - 510 pages
...former, because they render their walks unsightly, and make them much work ; and the latter, because, as they think, worms eat their green corn. But these...the earth, without worms, would soon become cold, hard bound, and void of fermentation, and consequently sterile ; and besides, in favour of worms, it...
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The Quarterly Journal Of Agriculture

William Blackwood - 1831 - 986 pages
...former, because they render their walks unsightly, and make them much work ; and the latter, because, a» they think, worms eat their green corn. But these men would find that the earth without wonns would soon become cold, hard-bound, and void of fermentation, and consequently sterile; and besides,...
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The Natural History of Selborne

Gilbert White - 1832 - 354 pages
...former because they render their walks unsightly, and make them much work ; and the latter because, as they think, worms eat their green corn. But these...fermentation ; and consequently sterile : and besides, in favor of worms, it should be hinted, that green corn, plants, and flowers, are not so much injured...
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