from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A rice-field; a field in which rice is grown.


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  • This one exception we found literally upside down with his head stuck in the mud of a paddy-field.

    The Philippine Islands

  • With great difficulty the dead and wounded were carried back under fire, and it was found that the enemy occupied a big trench encircling three sides of a paddy-field bordering on a wood.

    The Philippine Islands

  • Meantime, a company of the Kansas Regiment made a bold charge across a paddy-field and found shelter in a ditch, whence they kept up a constant fire to divert the enemy's attention whilst Colonel Eunston, the commander of the regiment, with a lieutenant and four men, crept along the girders of the bridge.

    The Philippine Islands

  • To the front was an immense cane-field, with a "paddy-field" beyond.

    Bamboo Tales

  • The sun lingered for a while amongst the light tracery of the higher branches, as if in friendly reluctance to abandon the body stretched in the green paddy-field.

    Almayer's Folly: a story of an Eastern river

  • Fort M'Donald river on its way to the low country, through forest-covered hills and perpendicular cliffs, until it reaches the precipitous patina mountains, when, in a succession of large cataracts, it reaches the paddy-fields in the first village of Peréwellé (guava paddy-field).

    Eight Years' Wanderings in Ceylon

  • Perhaps, reflected they, had these two cubs lived to grow up, they or their mother might have devastated the paddy-field of some poor jemindar, or farmer, and he and his family might have been put to great distress by it.

    The Plant Hunters Adventures Among the Himalaya Mountains

  • A Burmese outpost is a stone's-throw away, across the paddy-field below, where Burmese labourers are frantically working to build a border fence.

    Top Headlines

  • Looking into the valley at early morn, you will see the lazy buffalo, driven by an equally indolent ploughman, dragging a Lilliputian plough through the slimy paddy-field; the lazy Javanese labourer going to his work in the field; the native women reaping, with the hand only, and stalk by stalk, the ripe paddy (rice) in one field, while those in the next are sowing the seed; the adjoining fields being covered with stubble, their crops having been reaped weeks before.

    Trade and Travel in the Far East or Recollections of twenty-one years passed in Java, Singapore, Australia and China.


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