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  • n. Alternative form of leaf mold.


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  • It's been perhaps a little too dry, and so the beds were well watered and then mulched with a thin but complete layer of leafmold, which is last fall's shredded and half-rotted leaves.

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  • You can use something as easy and cheap as straw, or the type of half-rotten chopped leaves, leafmold, used at Green Spring.

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  • It had gotten into the woods, and there it lay on the leafmold, limp and torn; a hnoiyika had gotten it, torn its breast out and left the hlai there to bleed out its life, as hnoiyikar will.

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  • Of course this meant that his feet kept losing purchase as leaves slipped under them, and he fell several times until he was covered with leafmold and dirt, with bits of old leaves in his hair.


  • It was muddy and soft for a few paces, then led into moss, leafmold, and finally stone.

    Villains by Necessity

  • The smells of the forest reached him, leafmold and moss and pollen.

    Villains by Necessity

  • The young woman had led them through the tangled forest, Arcie ducking under branches, and Sam bruised, sore, soggy, and covered with mud, as well as leafmold and twigs, by the time he had clumsily scrabbled through the thick vegetation.

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  • Rapid disintegration of the mantle of leafmold is prevented by the partial shading, which the dead or dying overstory, girdled trees cast.

    Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Thirty-Seventh Annual Report Wooster, Ohio, September 3, 4, 5, 1946

  • The addition of leafmold and a little sand also improves the texture of heavy soils.

    Manual of Gardening (Second Edition)


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