from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A field in which seed is raised, or a field ready for seeding.


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  • As the west wind lifts up again the heads of the wheat which were bent down and lodged in the storm, and combs out the matted and dishevelled grass as it lay in night-locks on the ground, so we let in time as a drying wind into the seed-field of thoughts which are dank and wet, and low-bent.

    Uncollected Prose

  • The least of all things may be as a seed cast in to the seed-field of time, to grow there and bear fruit, which shall be multiplying when time shall be no more.

    Conversion of a High Priest into a Christian Worker

  • He had just begun his long life-labor when Longfellow and Tennyson, Hugo and Wagner came upon the scene, and together they wrought wisely and well in that mighty seed-field which is the world!

    The Complete Works of Brann the Iconoclast, Volume 1.

  • The whole way along here was sunless, even in summer time; in spring, white frosts lingered here when other places were steaming with warmth; while in winter it was the seed-field of all the aches, rheumatisms, and torturing cramps of the year.

    The Mayor of Casterbridge

  • This picture of each life amongst us in its relation to God, as His seed-field or His temple, is a continual reminder that where a human soul is concerned there is no such thing as insignificance or obscurity.

    Sermons at Rugby

  • St. Paul pressed it on these Corinthians that their souls were nothing less than the seed-field of which God Himself was the Husbandman, or the temple built by His hand; and they could hardly have listened to such language without being stirred to take care how they sowed in that field, or without feeling the consequent value of their life in the sight of

    Sermons at Rugby

  • And yet all the while, although you were living this weak and vacillating life, which is the seed-field of sin, you were praying to God every day -- "Lead us not into temptation."

    Sermons at Rugby

  • The soul of each and every one of us is a seed-field, and the seeds of new life and purpose should be growing in it.

    Sermons at Rugby

  • Your soul is God's seed-field, God's building; we are labourers together with God.

    Sermons at Rugby

  • But the Lord of the seed-field takes care of His own,

    The Complete Works of Whittier


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