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- n. A paddy field where rice is grown
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- n. an irrigated or flooded field where rice is grown
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MLLE LEBEC: Bangkok is in a wet climate; the best of the three sites proposed by the Yipsoon Group is a rice paddy 40 kilometers outside the city.
The wall showed image after image of dust, rotors, the predatory shadows of Hueys coming in above Justin's camera position, the thin line of passengers in combat garb, men and women instinctively bent low despite obvious clearance from the rotors, tourists clutching at their helmets with one hand and hugging cameras, purses, and plastic M-16s to their chests with the other, groups moving quickly away from the raised landing platform along rice paddy dikes.
Rice production is beginning to look like a profitable business and Bangkok entrepreneurs are buying the rich rice paddy land in the North Central area and hiring or driving out families who have farmed their own land there for centuries.