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  • The running pond overgrown with reeds and rushes, the favourite haunt of fussy ducks, among whom one may now and then come across a wary ‘teal’; beyond the pond a garden with avenues of lime-trees, the chief beauty and glory of our black-earth plains, with smothered rows of

    A Desperate Character

  • That village, with its huts and hay-stacks, its green hemp-patches, and gaunt willows, looked from a distance like an island in a boundless sea of ploughed, black-earth fields.

    The Jew and other stories

  • He looked in through the railings where the bushes crowded the black-earth paths.

    At Swim, Two Boys

  • He looked in through the railings where the bushes crowded the black-earth paths.

    At Swim, Two Boys

  • Late in the nineteenth century the banks of the Miami River near its mouth were blanketed with extensive shell and black-earth middens, and at least four burial mounds.

    American Scene: Much Ado About a Circle

  • Ante-Steppe and Steppes of the black-earth region.

    Russia As Seen and Described by Famous Writers

  • In the Tobol and Ishim plains of western Siberia are the fertile black-earth regions covering twenty-five million acres.

    Wealth of the World's Waste Places and Oceania

  • In ten seconds it came down through the roof of our black-earth sods, and, literally in a moment, we were drenched to the skin and as black as chimney-sweepers.

    The Autobiography of Liuetenant-General Sir Harry Smith, Baronet of Aliwal on the Sutlej, G. C. B.

  • The way home led across black-earth fields that had just been ploughed up.

    Hadji Murad

  • Two men lay behind the spoil banks at each of the main canal, their heads and rifle barrels showing above the black-earth breastworks.

    The Plunderer

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