from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The truffle, Tuber cibarium, which grows in the soil, and produces its spores within tuber-like bodies.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any of various highly prized edible subterranean fungi of the genus Tuber; grow naturally in southwestern Europe


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  • Ladies did not disdain those pagan ironed times of the firs; city (called after the ugliest Danadune) when a frond was a friend inneed to carry, as earwigs do their dead, their soil to the earth-ball where indeeth we shall calm decline, our legacy unknown.

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  • Be sure not to break the earth-ball when setting the seedling into the planting hole.

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  • We’ll forget that we’re all, as you say, the sons of Adam, and are placed on this earth-ball but for a very brief period, in which it would certainly be to our advantage to love our neighbours as ourselves.

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