Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A piece of ground in which seeds are sown to produce plants for transplanting; a piece of nursery-ground; hence, figuratively, a nursery or hotbed.
“-- We speak against the fearful moral carnage; would to God that some unmistakable manifestation of the wrath of God should come in and put a stop to this huge seed-plot of national demoralization!”
“The earth may be looked at as a vast seed-plot of life, seen from the point of view of the Great Sower.”
“As we shall see, it became the very seed-plot of graver troubles.”
“This place, the nest or seed-plot of the new civilisation, still shows its castles -- Blois,”
“It is impossible they should be wholly beautiful, as it is impossible that they should offer no foothold or seed-plot for beauty at all.”
“The self-conscious fuss of their pedagogy is half-redeemed by the unconscious grace which called a school not a seed-plot of citizens, but merely a garden of children.”
“But there was one point at which influences had centered which were to make New Jersey the seed-plot of”
“Pennsylvania had been the seed-plot of frontier emigration, and, although she passed on her settlers along the Great Valley into the west of Virginia and the Carolinas, yet the industrial society of these”
“They use the school as the seed-plot of the state, and inculcate conceptions there which the entire community endeavors later on to embody in acts and institutions.”
“To few of those visitors did Paris seem what it really was -- a nest of golden dreams, a mist of memories, a seed-plot of hopes, a storehouse of time's menaces.”
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