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" For, to say nothing of half the birds, and some quadrupeds which are almost entirely supported by them, worms seem to be the great promoters of vegetation, which would proceed but lamely without them, by boring, perforating, and loosening the soil, and... "
Animal biography, or, Popular zoology - Page 273
by William Bingley - 1829
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The Cottager's monthly visitor, Volume 12

1832
...promoters of vegetation. They bore, perforate, and loosen thesoil, and render it pervious to rains and the fibres of plants, by drawing straws and stalks...infinite numbers of lumps called worm-casts, which form a finemanure for grass and corn. Gardeners and farmers are apt to dislike worms, because they make the...
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The Natural History of Selborne

Gilbert White - 1832 - 342 pages
...lamely without them, by boring, perforating, and loosening the soil, and rendering it pervious to rains and the fibres of plants, by drawing straws and stalks of leaves and twigs into it ; and, most of all, by throwing up such infinite numbers of lumps of earth, called worm-casts, which, being...
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The Olio, Or, Museum of Entertainment, Volume 9

1832
...slowly without them, by boring, perforating, and loosening the soil, and rendering it pervious to rains and the fibres of plants, by drawing straws and stalks of leaves into it ; and, most of all, by throwing up such infinite numbers of lumps of earth called worm-casts,...
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The Natural History of Selborne

Gilbert White - 1833 - 316 pages
...lamely without them, by boring, perforating, and loosening the soil, and rendering it pervious to rains and the fibres of plants, by drawing straws and stalks of leaves and twigs into it; and, most of all, by throwing up such infinite numbers of lumps of earth called wormcasts, which, being...
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The Natural History of Selborne: Observations on Various Parts of Nature ...

Gilbert White - 1833 - 356 pages
...lamely without them, by boring, perforating, and loosening the soil, and rendering it pervious to rains and the fibres of plants, by drawing straws and stalks of leaves into it ; and, most of all, by throwing up such infinite numbers of lumps of earth, called worm-casts,...
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The Natural History of Selbourne: With Observations on Various Parts of ...

Gilbert White - 1834 - 356 pages
...lamely without them, by boring, perforating, and loosening the soil, and rendering it pervious to rains and the fibres of plants, by drawing straws and stalks of leaves into it; and, most of all, by throwing up such infinite numbers of lumps of earth, called worm-casts,...
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The natural history and antiquities of Selborne. With The naturalist's ...

Gilbert White - 1837
...lamely without them, by boring, perforating, and loosening the soil, and rendering it pen-ions to rains and the fibres of plants; by drawing straws and stalks of leaves and twigs into it; and, most of all, by throwing up such infinite numbers of lumps of earth called worm casts, which, being...
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The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne

Gilbert White - 1837 - 640 pages
...lamely without them, by boring, perforating, and loosening the soil, and rendering it pervious to rains and the fibres of plants; by drawing straws and stalks of leaves and twigs into it; and, most of all, by throwing up such infinite numbers of lumps of earth called worm casts, which, being...
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The Natural History of Selborne

Gilbert White - 1842 - 335 pages
...lamely without them, by boring, perforating, and loosening the soil, and rendering it pervious to rains and the fibres of plants, by drawing straws, and stalks of leaves and twigs into it, and most of all by throwing up such infinite numbers of lumps of earth, called wormcasts, which, being...
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The Natural History of Selborne

Gilbert White - 1842 - 335 pages
...lamely without them, by boring, perforating, and loosening the soil, and rendering it pervious to rains and the fibres of plants, by drawing straws, and stalks of leaves and twiga into it, and 'most of all by throwing up such infinite numbers of lumps of earth, called wormcasts,...
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